American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are Wade Graham

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American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What  Our Gardens Tell Us About  Who We Are  by  Wade Graham

American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are by Wade Graham
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“American Eden moves luminously through landscapes of history, literature, biography, and design theory. . . . fusing sharp-edged analysis and graceful American prose.” —Kevin Starr, author of Golden Gate: The Life and Times of Americas GreatestMore“American Eden moves luminously through landscapes of history, literature, biography, and design theory. . . . fusing sharp-edged analysis and graceful American prose.” —Kevin Starr, author of Golden Gate: The Life and Times of Americas Greatest Bridge“Informative and absolutely engrossing.”  —Ross King, author of Brunelleschis DomeGarden designer and historian Wade Graham offers a unique vision of the story of America in this riveting exploration of the nation’s gardens and the visionaries behind them, from Thomas Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden, Fredrick Law Olmsted’s expansive Central Park to Martha Stewart’s how-to landscaping guides.

In the tradition of Mark Kurlansky, Simon Schama, and Michael Pollan, Graham delivers a sweeping social history that examines our nation’s history from an overlooked vantage point, illuminating anew the living drama of American self-creation.



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