Atlanta Rising: The Invention of an International City 1946-1996

Atlanta Rising The Invention of an International City Former CNN commentator Frederick Allen presents a behind the scenes look at the men who transformed Atlanta from a sleepy Southern backwater to an international powerhouse and how they did it Personal

  • Title: Atlanta Rising: The Invention of an International City 1946-1996
  • Author: Frederick Allen
  • ISBN: 9781563522963
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Former CNN commentator Frederick Allen presents a behind the scenes look at the men who transformed Atlanta from a sleepy Southern backwater to an international powerhouse and how they did it Personal papers, private correspondence, and Allen s own intimate knowledge of the major players combine to produce a riveting chronicle.

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    1. The first half of the book covers well-traveled territory: how the white/black coalition worked together to build Atlanta’s reputation for peace and progress amidst the civil rights era. The second half takes the city’s history up to the 1996 Olympic Games. Written by an Atlanta journalist (in a similar vein as Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn, which was also published in time for the olympics) the book is largely written from the perspective of the city’s political and business elite an [...]

    2. -fulfilled used book, 2009-08-29 (this'll be my second -fulfilled used purchase. It works with Prime, and the textbook I got last week was BEAUTIFUL, a literally like-new $150 book for $4 total, delivered in two days. O brave new world!).

    3. Easy to read and informative history of Atlanta 1946-1996 - although by the end Allen was more philosophical than historical. Still, a good balanced take on the Hartsfield and Allen eras, and on the transition from white to black political leadership.

    4. Easy and informative read for anyone interested in the history of Atlanta. Great background in particular on Hartsfield's role in securing Atlanta's prominence over Birmingham in the post WWII years when air travel was rapidly expanding.

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