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Book Talk: Lizabeth Cohen “Saving America’s Cities” Feb. 4

The West End Museum is hosting a talk by prizewinning historian and author Lizabeth Cohen to discuss her book: Saving America’s Cities: Ed Louge and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age.

The talk will take place on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the West End Museum. $10.00 per person, free to members. Pre-registration required.

In the book, Cohen discusses the three decades following the Second World War when Edward J. Logue lead Boston’s Urban Renewal Program as head of the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Louge caused lasting pain in the neighborhoods he demolished, and surprisingly for a man once compared to great generals and statesmen, his legacy has ultimately been seen as a failure. Professor Cohen doesn’t dispute that legacy, but praises Louge’s idealism and willingness to reach for the sky.