Title: Better Places Better Lives – A Biography of James Rouse
Author: Joshua Olsen
Author Josh Olsen shares the profound influence James Rouse had on shaping the American landscape during the second half of the 20th century. This comprehensive biography covers the career of James Rouse, a mortgage banker, master planner and city builder. Olsen utilizes archival materials and extensive interviews with Rouse’s own family, friends and colleagues to tell the story of a well-connected developer whose modest attire, unique political views and idealist outlook helped mold Columbia, Maryland, and other developments that followed.