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What are the best books about Philadelphia?

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Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: What book should every Philadelphian should read?

Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh recently released a summer reading list, 12 books about the city that every Bostonian, adults and kids alike, must read.

That has us thinking that Philly should have a summer reading list, too. (Hey, there’s still a few weekends left!)

So Curbed readers, weigh in: What book(s) should every Philadelphian have to read?

Is it Buzz Bissinger’s famed A Prayer for the City? Or maybe it’s Ryan K. Smith’s biography Robert Morris’s Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder.

We know there are plenty more books about or based in Philly, fact and fiction. So let us know which ones are must-reads in the comments.