Howard Mansfield, The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down

While reporting on citizens fighting natural gas pipelines and transmission lines planned to cut right across their homes, Howard Mansfield saw the emotional toll of these projects. "They got under the skin," writes Mansfield. "This was about more than kilowatts, powerlines, and pipelines. Something in this upheaval felt familiar. I began to realize that I was witnessing an essential American experience: the world turned upside down. And it all turned on one word: property.

Howard Mansfield is the author of nine books about preservation, architecture, and history, most recently Summer over Autumn. He has contributed to the New York Times, the Washington Post, Historic Preservation, and Yankee. He and his wife, writer Sy Montgomery, live in a 130-year-old house in Hancock, New Hampshire.


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$19.95
ISBN: 9780872332706
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Published: Bauhan Pub - October 2nd, 2018

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