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Author: Gene Weingarten
Release Date: October 22, 2019
On New Year’s Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize–winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day—chosen completely at random—turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 19...
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Author: Mick Cornett and Jayson White | Narrator: Tom Weitzel
Release Date: September 25, 2018
From four-term Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a hopeful and illuminating look at the dynamic and inventive urban centers that will lead the United States in coming years.Oklahoma City. Indianapolis. Charleston. Des Moines. What do these cities hav...
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Author: Eric Klinenberg | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: September 11, 2018
“A comprehensive, entertaining, and compelling argument for how rebuilding social infrastructure can help heal divisions in our society and move us forward.”—Jon StewartNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • “En...
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Author: Sam Anderson | Narrator: Sam Anderson
Release Date: August 21, 2018
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, THE ECONOMIST AND DEADSPINAward-winning journalist Sam Anderson’s long-awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleid...
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Author: Mona Hanna-Attisha | Narrator: Mona Hanna-Attisha
Release Date: June 19, 2018
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • The dramatic story of the Flint water crisis, by a relentless physician who stood up to power.“Stirring . . . [a] blueprint for all those who believe . . . that ‘the world . . . should b...
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Author: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc | Narrator: Roxana Ortega
Release Date: October 18, 2016
This New York Times bestseller intimately depicts urban life in a gripping book that slips behind cold statistics and sensationalism to reveal the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour.In her extraordinary bestseller, A...
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Author: Alex Abramovich | Narrator: Alex Abramovich
Release Date: March 08, 2016
The powerful account of one writer's unlikely friendship with his childhood bully, now the president of a motorcycle club in one of America's most dangerous cities.Once upon a time, Alex Abramovich and Trevor Latham were mortal enemies: miniature out...
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Author: Matthew Desmond | Narrator: Dion Graham
Release Date: March 01, 2016
WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America  In this bril...
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Author: MK Asante | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo and MK Asante
Release Date: August 20, 2013
A rebellious boy’s journey through the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family—this is the riveting story of a generation told through one dazzlingly poetic new voice.   MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to ...
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Author: Jonathan Kozol | Narrator: Keythe Farley
Release Date: August 28, 2012
   In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he...
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Author: Gary Krist | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: April 17, 2012
When 1919 began, the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation. Modernizers had an audacious, expensive plan to turn the city from a brawling, unglamorous place into “the Metropolis of the World.” But just as the dream seemed ...
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Author: Jason Epstein and Jane Jacobs | Narrator: Donna Rawlins
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context.&#...
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