new book: Making a Better World: Public Housing, the Red Scare, and the Direction of Modern Los Angeles

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From: Stacy Zellmann <zellm003 at umn.edu>

MAKING A BETTER WORLD: Public Housing, the Red Scare, and the Direction 
of Modern Los Angeles
Don Parson
Foreword by Kevin Starr
University of Minnesota Press | 312 pages | 2005
ISBN 0-8166-4369-5 | hardcover | $68.95
ISBN 0-8166-4370-9 | paperback | $22.95

With sharp historical perspective, Making a Better World traces the rise 
and fall of a public housing ethic in Los Angeles and its impact on the 
city's built environment. Don Parson's examination not only gives us the 
recent history of a city but also opens up a new debate on a current 
national crisis in providing shelter for low-income Americans.

“A thoroughly researched study that can also serve as a catalyst to 
corrective and creative action.” —Kevin Starr

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book’s 
webpage:
http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/P/parson_making.html

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