Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Justin Martin is the author of the widely acclaimed biographies "Greenspan: The Man Behind the Money," about the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, and "Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon," about the consumer advocate and failed presidential candidate. His new book, "Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted," focuses on the man behind the designs for Central Park, the U.S. Capitol Grounds and the campus of Stanford University, among many other landscapes. Martin also writes about Olmsted's careers as a journalist, an environmentalist and an abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from joining the South in the Civil War.

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Justin Martin