Great Cities – Additional Resources

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  1. Athens: A Portrait of the City in Its Golden Age, by Christian Meier  (Author), Robert Kimber (Translator)
  2. The Rise and Fall of Alexandria: Birthplace of the Modern Mind, by Justin Pollard (Author) and Howard Reid (Author)
  3. The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens and Rome, by Peter Connolly  (Author) and Hazel Dodge (Author)
  4. Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood–A History in Thirteen Centuries, by Justin Marozzi
  5. The Great Cities in History, by John Julius Norwich
  6. Palaces of the Forbidden City, by Yu Zhuoyun
  7. Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century, by Martin Gilbert
  8. Rome: The Biography of a City, by Christopher Hibbert
  9. A History of Tokyo 1867-1989: From EDO to SHOWA: The Emergence of the World’s Greatest City, by Edward Seidensticker (Author) and Donald Richie (Preface)
  10. Florence: The Biography of a City, by Christopher Hibbert
  11. Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities, by Bettany Hughes
  12. Venice: Pure City, by Peter Ackroyd
  13. London: The Biography, by Peter Ackroyd
  14. Faust’s Metropolis: A History of Berlin, by Alexandra Richie
  15.  Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia: Two Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Class Authority and Leadership, by Edward Digby Baltzell
  16. Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 and Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 (The History of NYC Series), by Edwin G. Burrows  (Author) and Mike Wallace (Author)
  17. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York, by Jacob A. Riis
  18. PBS American Experience: Chicago – City of the Century, DVD Box Set
  19. Twenty Years At Hull House, by Jane Addams
  20.  Washington: A History of Our National City, by Tom Lewis  
  21. The Shame of the Cities, by Lincoln Steffens
  22. Bibles, Brahmins, and Bosses: A Short History of Boston, by Thomas H. O’Connor
  23. Paris. Portrait of a City, by Jean Claude Gautrand
  24.  PBS American Experience: New York. A Documentary Film, by Ric Burns (DVD Box Set)
  25. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, by Jane Jacobs
  26. Memphis Mayhem: A Story of the Music That Shook Up the World, by David A. Less
  27.  Havana: History and Architecture of a Romantic City, by Maria Luisa Lobo Montalvo (Author), Lorna S. Fox (Translator), Hugh Thomas (Contributor)
  28. Detroit: A Biography, by Scott Martelle
  29. Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind’s Greatest Invention, by Ben Wilson
  30.  Vienna: Art and Architecture, by Rolf Toman  (Author), Achim Bednorz (Photographer)
  31. City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300, by Jason Berry
  32.  The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects, by Lewis Mumford
  33. Barcelona, by Robert Hughes
  34. The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles, by Gary Krist  
  35. Cities in Civilization, by Sir Peter Hall