Review by: Jimmy Carter, President - August 15, 2016
Andrew Young has been a great leader of Atlanta. He, his daughter Andrea, and Harvey Newman, a Georgia State University scholar, are excellent guides to the history of the modern city. Their book provides Andy's inside story, but it also describes the contributions of his predecessors and his contemporaries.
Review by: Clarence Stone, research professor of Public Policy and Political Science at George Washington University and author of REGIME POLITICS: GOVERNING ATLANTA, 1946-1988 - August 15, 2016
Atlanta is no ordinary city, and beginning with Floyd Hunter's COMMUNITY POWER STRUCTURE, the politics of Atlanta has long been a magnet for analysis. ANDREW YOUNG AND THE MAKING OF MODERN ATLANTA is a worthy addition to a long list of significant works, adding special insight into the role of creativity and inclusion in Atlanta's rise to one of America's most dynamic metropolitan areas. The Atlanta story is not one born of natural advantages such as rivers and harbors, but rather one of human agency and a high level of practical know-how. Authors Andrew Young, Harvey Newman, and Andrea Young illuminate this story with skill and insight. This book is a much needed antidote for those who have let cynicism get in the way of appreciating what human enterprise can bring together.
Review by: Beverly Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College - August 15, 2016
Effective 21st century leaders must be able to work across lines of difference. This compelling history of Atlanta illustrates the magic that can happen when they do. Well worth readiing!