Books about Urban Life in the U.S.
Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile Took Over America and How We Can Take It Back by Jane Holtz Kay
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape by James Howard Kunstler
Books about Systemic Questions that Lurk in the Background with any Discussion about American Life
Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism by Sheldon S. WolinDemocracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism by Sheldon S. Wolin
For The Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future by Herman Daly, John B. Cobb, Jr.
Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism by Ozzie Zehner
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein
Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America by Rick Perlstein