Paisley Gunter Gunter itibaren Dachne, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukrayna
Do you love white picket fences? Do you love tract housing? Do you love the history of commuting? Then this book is for you. This book is really for anyone who has ever lived in suburbia, scorned suburbia, or wants to live in suburbia. It really is the most complete historical account of American suburbs. It's tremendously lively; there is plenty of sex and rock n'roll in Jackson's narrative. Learn about walking cities, the Great Depression, and ornamental lawns! (It's really more interesting than I'm making it sound). Just the fact that Jackson can connect these subjects makes it a book worth reading: horsecars, Frederick Law Olmsted, country clubs, cable cars, drive-in food, shopping malls, the Model T, front porches, air conditioning, and video games. He predicts that surburbanization will slow as gentrification of cities increases. However, what this could mean is no cheap housing for anybody, I suspect. A very worthwhile read.