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Eyes on the Street - The Life of Jane Jacobs

Robert Kanigel

The first major biography of the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day. Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debates--all of which she won. Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at Iron Age, Architectural Forum, Fortune, and other outlets, while amassing the knowledge she would draw upon to write her most famous book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Here, too, is the activist who helped lead an ultimately successful protest against Robert Moses's proposed expressway through her beloved Greenwich Village; and who, in order to keep her sons out of the Vietnam War, moved to Canada, where she became as well known and admired as she was in the United States. From the Hardcover edition.

The first major biography of the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day. Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debates--all of which she won. Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at Iron Age, Architectural Forum, Fortune, and other outlets, while amassing the knowledge she would draw upon to write her most famous book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Here, too, is the activist who helped lead an ultimately successful protest against Robert Moses's proposed expressway through her beloved Greenwich Village; and who, in order to keep her sons out of the Vietnam War, moved to Canada, where she became as well known and admired as she was in the United States. From the Hardcover edition.
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The first major biography of the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day. Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debates--all of which she won. Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at Iron Age, Architectural Forum, Fortune, and other outlets, while amassing the knowledge she would draw upon to write her most famous book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Here, too, is the activist who helped lead an ultimately successful protest against Robert Moses's proposed expressway through her beloved Greenwich Village; and who, in order to keep her sons out of the Vietnam War, moved to Canada, where she became as well known and admired as she was in the United States. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kimberly Farr

Length:

19h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:24


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:48


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:23


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:46


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:54


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:09


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:33


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:50


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:54


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:56


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:18


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:03


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:30


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:11


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:22


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:05


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:28


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:06


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:11


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:31


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:45


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:04


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:31


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:38


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:27


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:42


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:39


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:45


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:33


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:03


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:05


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:50


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:36


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:37


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

09:12


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:18


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:23


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:07


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:10


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:03


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:17


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:20


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:40


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:08


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:15


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:37


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:18


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:49


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:16


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:43


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:37


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:01


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:47


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:03


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:41


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

08:59


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:03


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:20


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:52


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:37


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:12


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:18


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:28


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

09:09


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:01


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:19


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:14


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:09


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:14


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:28


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:25


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

08:29


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:53


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:50


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

08:11


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:52


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:16


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

08:41


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:18


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:55


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:28


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

08:18


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:54


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

09:00


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

09:01


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:13


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:50


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

08:08


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:11


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:11


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

08:15


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

08:22


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:59


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:39


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:49


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:26


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:50


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

00:33