Chairman of the bored
It's been a couple of years .....started up on "The Fellowship of the Ring" last night.
Greg Heller, Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013)
So far enjoying it, doesn't move as slow as The Power Broker and interesting to hear about a different approach to urban renewal.
Forgot that his son is Kevin Bacon...
I just finished reading a short book of essays called "Why This Work Matters." It's a collection of essays written by planners, managers, and other similarly employed government officials that basically serves as a "you are not alone" reminder. I picked it up when I was going through a bit of a rough time at work, and I recommend it for anyone in the public sector (or private sector even) that is in need of a pep talk for this kind of work.
Erik Larson, Dead Wake about the Lusitania; could not put it down. Fabulous book.