Eyes on the Street by Robert Kanigel audiobook

Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs

By Robert Kanigel
Read by Kimberly Farr

Random House Audio
19.32 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781524702649

The first major biography of the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day. Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debates--all of which she won. Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at Iron Age, Architectural Forum, Fortune, and other outlets, while amassing the knowledge she would draw upon to write her most famous book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Here, too, is the activist who helped lead an ultimately successful protest against Robert Moses's proposed expressway through her beloved Greenwich Village; and who, in order to keep her sons out of the Vietnam War, moved to Canada, where she became as well known and admired as she was in the United States.

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An NPR Best Book of 2016

The first major biography of the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day. Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debates--all of which she won. Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at Iron Age, Architectural Forum, Fortune, and other outlets, while amassing the knowledge she would draw upon to write her most famous book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Here, too, is the activist who helped lead an ultimately successful protest against Robert Moses's proposed expressway through her beloved Greenwich Village; and who, in order to keep her sons out of the Vietnam War, moved to Canada, where she became as well known and admired as she was in the United States.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fascinating listen…Kimberly Farr performs the text with nuance and care. From Jane’s successful third- grade rebellion against a hidebound teacher to her leaving her beloved Greenwich Village for Canada to keep her sons from the Vietnam war, this is a unique and important life and a lovely production.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Robert Kanigel

Author Bio: Robert Kanigel

Robert Kanigal, the author of nine books, has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship, the Grady-Stack Award for science writing and, for his biography of Milman Parry, a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His book The Man Who Knew Infinity was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was the basis for the film of the same name starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel. For more information, visit www.robertkanigel.com.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 19.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English