No frigate like a book

Peterson, Jodi
October 2007
High Country News;10/29/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 20, p2
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one by David Oates which examines the essential qualities people look for in public and private spaces and an interview with historian Rebecca Solnit.


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