Kanigel, Robert

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Hearing Homer’s Song: The Brief Life and Big Idea of Milman Parry

An engaging, thoroughly researched biography of a fascinating figure. Though some of the details surrounding Parry’s documentation techniques can feel a bit tedious at times, Kanigel has given readers a thoughtful look at a man whose theories have helped us to better understand the ancient world.
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Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs

This meticulously researched yet very readable book will appeal to anyone interested in American history after World War II but will especially engage those interested in city life, urban planning, and design.
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On an Irish Island

Kanigel has written an accessible book, but his uncritical approach to his sources and a number of small but significant generalizations about Irish history of the period may frustrate the advanced student. Most suitable for those interested in memoirs, light history reading, and travel narratives.
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