Cities on a hill fitzgerald
Cities on a Hill by Frances FitzGeraldWe must consider that we shall be A City Upon a Hill, the eyes of all people upon us, John Winthrop told his Pilgrim community crossing the Atlantic to found the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Four centuries later, Americans are still building Cities Upon a Hill.
In Cities on a Hill Pulitzer Prize-winner Frances FitzGerald explores this often eccentric, sometimes prophetic inclination in America. With characteristic wit and insight she examines four radically different communities -- a fundamentalist church, a guru-inspired commune, a Sunbelt retirement city, and a gay activist community -- all embodying this visionary drive to shake the past and build anew.
Frances FitzGerald here gives eloquent voice and definition to a quintessentially American impulse. It is a resonant work of literary imagination and journalistic precision.
What can we learn from intl. markets to better shape our cities? - Emma Fitzgerald
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Frances FitzGerald is a journalist and author. Schlesinger, Jr. FitzGerald graduated magna cum laude from Radcliffe College in with a B. After writing for the magazine of the New York Herald Tribune , she went to Vietnam in and spent a total of 16 months there, off and on. Her book, completed four years before the end of the war, anticipated the failure of the Americans due to their lack of understanding of the Vietnamese people, their history and culture. It was serialized in five parts by The New Yorker.
Ihappen to like journeys, whether they are the travels of a Paul Theroux, the personal ventures of a Ved Mehta, or the fictional excursions of a John Updike. Frances FitzGerald joins my list of admired journey-takers who see insightfully and portray articulately what they see. Her accounts are based on long, repeated personal visits to each community, buttressed by historical, survey and census data, as well as by frequent recourse to scholarly writing. Their red-hued garb, communal living, and worship of work did not unduly threaten their neighbors. Their political muscle did.
By Frances FitzGerald. Becker once asked a correspondent. Frances FitzGerald, although she is not an academic historian, seems not to question its usefulness. Her first book, ''Fire in the Lake,'' drew heavily on the history of Vietnam; her second, ''America Revised,'' was given over entirely to a critical evaluation of American history textbooks. Thus it is not surprising that in her latest book, ''Cities on a Hill,'' she turns again to history in seeking to identify and understand the alterations in American society over the last decade or so.