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Lewis Mumford – The Story of Utopias – Free Ebook!

Lewis Mumford Utopias Ebook

Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was one of the greatest social critics of the twentieth century.

His work on the nature of cities is particularly outstanding. (WATCH an online documentary based on his National Book Award-winning book The City in History)

The first book that Lewis Mumford published, The Story of Utopias (1922) is available as a FREE ebook. Learn about the book below and download a free copy of the ebook!


[This] world needs Utopias as it needs fairy stories. It does not matter so much where we are going, as long as we are making consciously for some definite goal. And a Utopia, however strange or fanciful, is the only possible beacon upon the uncharted seas of the distant future.

It encourages us in our efforts. Sometimes the light is hidden by the clouds and for a moment we may lose our way. Then the faint light once more breaks through the darkness and we press forward with new courage.

And when life is dull and meaningless (the main curse of all existence) we find consolation in the fact that a hundred years from now, our children shall reach the shore for which we were bound when we ourselves left the bridge and were lowered to the peaceful bottom of the ocean.
– Hendrik Willem van Loon, from the book’s introduction

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at:

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"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
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