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Building Better Communities (RC).

Building Better Communities (RC)

Charles E. Hartsoe, editor

Sagamore Publishing Company

804 North Neil Street, #100, Champaign, IL 61824

9781571675323, $50.00 1-800-327-5557

Public parks and public recreation areas are to be found in every American community from colonial times down to the preset day. In 1980 The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration was founded as a non-profit service, research, and education organization for the purpose of promoting the importance, significance, and value of parks and recreation areas to the well-being of the general communities in which they are found. compiled and edited by Charles E. Hartsoe (an academician and a Life Trustee of the National Recreation and Park Association) "Building Better Communities: The Story of the National recreation Association 1906-1965" is an illustrated history of how public parks and recreation areas were conceived and promoted, followed by chronological chapters through the years of World Wars I and World War II, the post-war years of the 1940s, then 1950s, concludes with the 1960s. Enhanced with an Epilogue, a Bibliography, and seven substantial appendices. A model of specialized and specific American history, "Building Better Communities" is a unique and highly recommended addition for academic and community library collections.
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Date:Mar 1, 2008
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