The latest episode of William Claspy’s “Off the Shelf” podcast features Molly Berger from the College of Arts and Sciences. Berger discusses her new book “Hotel Dreams: Luxury, Technology, and Urban Ambition in America, 1829-1929,” which focuses on how luxury hotels in the 19th century have come to represent the complexities of an emerging national urban culture in America.

Off the Shelf is a series of podcast interviews with Case Western Reserve University faculty authors, hosted by KSL librarian William Claspy.

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