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The "Green Book" is one of the better sources for a history of city planning. I think the official title is "Local Government....blah blah blah." Sorry, I can't think of it right now and I'm too lazy to look for it at the present moment.
Also, check out "The American Planner" by Donald Kruckenberg.
Here are a couple I recently have read that are really interesting:
Utopian England: Community Experiments 1900-1945
The City Reader
LeGates and Stout (I believe). This is a compilation of a variety of some of the best articles with regards to urban planning. You'll recognized many of them from you theory courses in grad school.
The Geography of Nowhere
Hope you find these enjoyable!
El Guapo, good to see you are a John McPhee phan. I would recommend The Control of Nature as a must read for any planner. It consists of three stories of how humankind (engineers, mainly) has struggled with the forces of nature to maintain our static built environment in the face of nature's constant assault. The first story, Atchafalaya, is particularly good.
Well, I'm sure that the book that made me switch majors to Planning and Economic Development at Georgia State is one that everybody's read, but I'll go ahead and put it out there anyway: The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
Also liked Race & the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta by Ronald H. Baylor and Kunstler's stuff.
Haven't had much time to read other books because I'm trying to graduate in four years while working full-time - who thought it would be this hard?