The City in History

The City in History
The City in History by Lewis Mumford

The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects, by Lewis Mumford, charts the rise of various types of cities throughout human history. The text won the National Book Award in 1961 and was included on the Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction books list.

The city’s development from ancient times to the modern age. Winner of the National Book Award. “One of the major works of scholarship of the twentieth century” (Christian Science Monitor). Index; illustrations.

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Lists Appeared In
The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time
The 100 Best History Books of All Time