Building the American city :; report to the Congress and to the President of the United States

Washington: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Printing Office, [1969]. Unknown edition. Paperback. Pale green-white quarto, xi, 504 pages, b&w illustrations; 27 cm. Ex-library book with usual markings (few numbers and letters taped to spine foot, card pocket to front pastedown, discarded library and number stamp to front pastedown, paper slip to title page, and barcode to rear cover), two small scuffs to spine head, very slight wear to spine head edges, small tear and very little wear to spine foot, few+ creases to spine, light sunning to spine and front cover, extremely gentle rubbing to corners, faint soiling to covers, few light creases to front cover, one faint crease to rear cover, few pencil underlines and brief notes to margin, else Good. Item #88170

Housing -- United States. || Forty years after Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and Gay Talese launched the New Journalism movement, compiler Boynton sits down with nineteen practitioners of what he calls the New New Journalism to discuss their methods, writings and careers. These are, first and foremost, brilliant reporters who immerse themselves completely in their subjects: accompanying a mountaineering expedition to Everest, working as a prison guard, spending nearly a decade reporting on an individual family in the South Bronx. In these interviews, they reveal the techniques and inspirations behind their acclaimed works, from their felt-tip pens, tape recorders, long car rides, and assumed identities, to their intimate understanding of the way a truly great story unfolds. || Contents: Introduction and summary: The city as it is and as it might be -- Supplementary views of David L. Baker -- Glossary of important terms -- pt. I. The urban setting: population, poverty, race -- pt. II. Housing programs: Introduction -- pt. III. Codes and standards -- pt. IV. Government structure, finance, and taxation -- pt. V. Reducing housing costs -- pt. VI. Improvement of the environment. || 91st Congress, 1st session.

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