"Typical of Mike Davis, this extraordinary book is a brilliant antidote to official history, allowing us to understand how the weak have fought back, ingloriously, against the onslaught of the strong." -John Pilger Praise for Planet of Slums: "A brilliant book." - Arundhati Roy "The Raymond Chandler of urban geography." - Independent "A heartbreaking book... the astonishing facts hit like anvil blows." - Financial Times"
About the Author
MacArthur Fellow Mike Davis lives in San Diego. He is the author of Planet of Slums, Prisoners of the American Dream, City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear, Magical Urbanism, Late Victorian Holocausts, Dead Cities, and The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu.