For Further Reading

If you are interested in reading further on the subject of your town after the war you might look at some of the following magazine articles. They are brief, popular accounts of certain sides of the problem. “Community: The Seed Bed of Society” by Arthur E. Morgan, in the Atlantic, February 1942; “City Planning: Battle of the Approach,” in Fortune, November 1943; “After the Plans, What?” by G. Greer in Fortune, July 1944; “Can the Cities Come Back?” by Boyden Sparkes in the Saturday Evening Post, November 4, 1944; and “Is Your Town Ready with Post-war Jobs?” in Reader’s Digest, January 1944.

Principles of City Planning by Karl B. Lohmann and published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, 330 West 42nd Street, New York 18, N. Y. (1931) is a fairly complete textbook for anyone wishing to go pretty thoroughly into the subject. A briefer account is Russell V. N. Black’s Planning for the Small American City, put out as publication No. 32 by the Public Administration Service, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago 37, 111. (1936). Two lighter treatments are

Communities for Living by F. Stuart Chapin, Jr., published by the University of Georgia Press, at Athens, Georgia (1941); and Mel Scott’s Cities ore for People, published by the Pacific Southwest Academy, Los Angeles, Cal. (1942). The latter tells how the Los Angeles region plans for community living.

Three interesting and detailed studies of communities are Middletown (1929) and Middletown in Transition (1937) by Robert S. and Helen M. Lynd, published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, 383 Madison Avenue, New York 17, N. Y., and The Problems of a Resort Community (Falmouth, Massachusetts) by Millard C. Faught, to be published in the spring of 1945 by the Columbia University Press, 2960 Broadway, New York27, N. Y.

These books are suggested for supplementary reading if it so happens that you have access to them. They are not approved nor officially supplied by the War Department. They have been selected because they give additional information and represent different points of view.