The following statements appear on the back of the book jacket:

“More than the story of a single project, Insuring the City is a thoroughly engaging account of the evolving relationships between cities and suburbs, downtowns and midtowns, architecture and business, public policy and private interests, and development politics and visual culture.”
Lawrence Vale, MIT, author of Architecture, Power, and National Identity

“You don’t have to be from Boston to admire Insuring the City.  Elihu Rubin returns a long overlooked player–corporate America–to the story of urban renewal and reminds us in particular how crucial insurance companies were to the creation of the postindustrial city. This is a handsome and important book.”
Lizabeth Cohen, Harvard University, author of A Consumers’ Republic:  The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America

“A very valuable book, one that will be essential reading for scholars concerned with the twentieth-century city and its architecture.”
Richard Longstreth, George Washington University, author of The American Department Store Transformed, 1920-1960

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