Join Howard Mansfield at Gibson’s Bookstore Wednesday night as he discusses his new book The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down. He writes about architecture, preservation, and history in his quest to understand the soul of American places.
“During the past few years, while reporting on citizens fighting natural gas pipelines and transmission towers planned to cut right across their homes, I saw the emotional toll of these projects. They got under the skin. This was about more than kilowatts, powerlines, and pipelines. Something in this upheaval felt familiar. I began to realize that I was witnessing an essential American experience: the world turned upside down. And it all turned on one word: property”