Winner of the American Social Politics Award and shortlisted for the National Book Award. The book tells a tale of greed, manipulation, power and prejudice that has made Los Angeles what has been described as at once the most cosmopolitan and the most class-divided city in the United States.
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"Absolutely fascinating."--William Gibson"Few books shed as much light on their subjects as this opinionated and original excavation of Los Angeles from the mythical debris of its past and future."--"San Francisco Examiner""A history as fascinating as it is instructive."--Peter Ackroyd, "The Times"From the Publisher:
'Courageously broad in its scope, City of Quartz changes intellectual gear - from history to sociology to urban theory - often with consummate ease, and fits its diverse threads together in a sort of 'history noir' as gripping as any Chandler. ' Listener.
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Book Description Vintage Press, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99998203