Books by Mike Davis

DEAD CITIES by Mike Davis
Released: Oct. 10, 2002

"Smart and tough: an author with one eye out for the underdog, the other on the sickness of the political and corporate landscape."
From Davis (Magical Urbanism, 2000, etc.), rangy, astute, switchblade-wicked essays ranging from depictions of Los Angeles in film noir to a discussion of a Paiute prophet's neo-catastrophic epistemology. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2000

"A wake-up call for anyone who cares about the future of American cities."
Another contemporary classic of urban studies from Davis (Ecology of Fear, not reviewed), herald of the good and bad—but mostly bad—times ahead. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"A dazzling mix of environmental studies, urban history, and cultural criticism."
A formidable intellectual history of how Los Angeles, the locus of postwar American dreams, became the avatar of national nightmares of physical and social destruction. Read full book review >