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Books about Kansas City History

Posted by The Muse (themuse) on Jan 21 2015
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A few days ago, the radio show Central Standard, produced by local NPR affiliate, KCUR, invited local historian Monroe Dodd and KCPL Missouri Valley Special Collections manager Eli Paul to discuss their top ten list of books about the history of Kansas City, Missouri.

Here's a link to the audio for the show, "Historians Recommend The Best 20 Books About Kansas City"

The List

Kansas City and How it Grew by James Shortridge

City of the Future by Henry Haskell Jr. and Richard Fowler

Tom’s Town by William Redding

Kansas City: An American Story by Rick Montgomery and Shirl Kasper

The City Beautiful Movement in Kansas City by William H. Wilson

I Was Right on Time by Buck O’Neil

A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960 by Sherry Schirmer

Architecture A to Z: An Elemental, Alphabetical Guide to Kansas City's Built Environment by Steve Paul

Mrs. Bridge and Mr. Bridge by Evan Connell

Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri by Jonathan Earle

Action before Westport, 1864 by Howard N. Monnett

Take Up the Black Man’s Burden: Kansas City’s African American Communities, 1865-1939 by Charles E. Coulter

Deaths on Pleasant Street: The Ghastly Enigma of Colonel Swope and Dr. Hyde by Giles Fowler

Pendergast! by Larry Larson

Truman by David McCullough

Truman and Pendergast by Robert Ferrell

Kansas City Style: a Social and Cultural History of Kansas City as Seen Through Its Lost Architecture by Jane Flynn and Dory DeAngelo

Walt Disney’s Missouri: The Roots of a Creative Genius by Brian Burnes, Robert W. Butler and Dan Viets, edited by Donna Martin

Kansas City Then and Now by Monroe Dodd

The Kansa Indians: A History of the Wind People, 1673-1873 by William E. Unrau



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