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John Steele Gordon. “My Backyard,” American Heritage. Vol. 57, Issue 2 (2006), 27-9. John Steele Gordon’s article “My Backyard” was part history lesson, part lecture on conservation, and part childhood reminiscence. Gordon grew up in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and had an unusual backyard to play in… Central Park. In his article he informs about the history of the planning and developing that went into Central Park, as well as preservation efforts in effect today. The article intrigued and amused from the very first line, “[My Backyard]… was a lot bigger than yours. Here’s why you should care.” Gordon seems to be a fan of writing with subtle humor and includes it throughout the article, stating that “Maintenance does not have much sex appeal” and “Central Park is hardly more natural than the mighty buildings that surround it.” The understated humor and the air of intrigue make the article captivating and enjoyable. The historical facts explained in this article were fascinating. Gordon wrote about the very beginnings of Central Park, when it was nothing but swamps and forests. He included little
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