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A Clearing In The Distance (Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century)

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Overview

In a brilliant collaboration between writer and subject, Witold Rybczynski, the bestselling author of Now I Sit Me Down, illuminates Frederick Law Olmsted's role as a major cultural figure at the epicenter of nineteenth-century American history.

We know Olmsted through the physical legacy of his stunning landscapes—among them, New York's Central Park, California's Stanford University campus, and Boston's Back Bay Fens. But Olmsted's contemporaries knew a man of even more extraordinarily diverse talents. Born in 1822, he traveled to China on a merchant ship at the age of twenty-one. He cofounded The Nation magazine and was an early voice against slavery. He managed California's largest gold mine and, during the Civil War, served as the executive secretary to the United States Sanitary Commission, the precursor of the Red Cross.

Rybczynski's passion for his subject and his understanding of Olmsted's immense complexity and accomplishments make his book a triumphant work. In A Clearing in the Distance, the story of a great nineteenth-century American becomes an intellectual adventure.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Witold Rybczynski
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    480
    Publisher:
    Scribner (July 5, 2000)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780684865751
    ISBN-10:
    0684865750
    Weight:
    14.38oz
    Dimensions:
    5.5" x 8.4375" x 1.4"
    Case Pack:
    20
    File:
    Eloquence-Simon_11012017_003347_COMPLETE_onix21-20171101c.xml
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    $14.06
    Folder:
    Eloquence
    List Price:
    $19.00
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