By Wade Graham
“American Eden strikes luminously via landscapes of background, literature, biography, and layout conception. . . . fusing sharp-edged research and sleek American prose.” —Kevin Starr, writer of Golden Gate: The existence and instances of America's maximum Bridge
“Informative and totally engrossing.” —Ross King, writer of Brunelleschi's Dome
Garden clothier and historian Wade Graham bargains a different imaginative and prescient of the tale of the United States during this riveting exploration of the nation’s gardens and the visionaries at the back of them, from Thomas Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to Michelle Obama’s vegetable backyard, Fredrick legislation Olmsted’s expansive valuable Park to Martha Stewart’s how-to landscaping publications. within the culture of Mark Kurlansky, Simon Schama, and Michael Pollan, Graham offers a sweeping social background that examines our nation’s heritage from an missed vantage aspect, illuminating anew the dwelling drama of yank self-creation.
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Extra resources for American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are
On December 17, on the third day of Hanukkah, as it happened, they flew the machine almost 120 feet in 12 seconds. They actually made four flights on that day at a place called Kitty Hawk. The longest flight was 852 feet and took 59 seconds. Imagine that!
October 23, 1903 Hope at last for Mama and Papa. I talked to Papa about the compromise and he thinks it is a very good idea. Then he went right out and with all the money he made on doing those extra bundles on Simchat Torah he rented a sewing machine. He got one for one dollar fifty cents per month. It is nearly a tenth of his usual weekly pay but I think it will be worth it. Mama hesitated at first. But then I told her that I could go out and do all the business for her and take orders here on the Lower East Side.
First, guess what? Blu and I have been promoted!! We start third grade on Monday! We are ahead of schedule by a whole month. Hanukkah doesn’t start this year until December 14. I think the teacher was very impressed with my composition about Marie Curie. Also, the uptown governess has come back, not for her college girlfriends but for the entire household staff. The lady of the house wants new uniforms for the servants. The governess lady — oh, she has the most wonderful name, Caroline — says if we do a good job the lady might have us make some clothes for the children.
American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are by Wade Graham