City of Quartz

Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.65 hours)
Product Number: Z100132993
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781977327048
Narrator/s: Tim Campbell
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together." To detractors, LA is a sunlit mortuary where "you can rot without feeling it." To Mike Davis, the author of this fiercely elegant and wide-ranging work of social history, Los Angeles is both utopia and dystopia, a place where the last Joshua trees are being plowed under to make room for model communities in the desert, where the rich have hired their own police to fend off street gangs, as well as armed Beirut militias. In City of Quartz, Davis reconstructs LA's shadow history and dissects its ethereal economy. He tells us who has the power and how they hold on to it. He gives us a city of Dickensian extremes, Pynchonesque conspiracies, and a desperation straight out of Nathaniel West-a city in which we may glimpse our own future mirrored with terrifying clarity. In this new edition, Davis provides a dazzling update on the city's current status.

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Author(s): Mike Davis
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Apr 03, 2018

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Author(s): Mike Davis
Narrator(s): Tim Campbell
Genre: History
Product Number DD37480
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977307040
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Author(s): Mike Davis
Product Number EB00177098
Released: Jan 14, 2014
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Publisher: Verso
ISBN: #9781844674862

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