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Eyes on the Street

The Life of Jane Jacobs

by Robert Kanigel

Hardcover, 482 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $35 |


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Chronicles the life of a noted activist who wrote seven groundbreaking books, including her most famous, The Death and Life of Great American Cities; saved neighborhoods; stopped expressways; was arrested twice; and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debatesùall of which she won.