The Big Roads

Author: Earl Swift
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 054754913X
Size: 67.55 MB
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From the speed demon who inspired a primitive web of dirt auto trails to the largely forgotten technocrats who planned the system years before Ike reached the White House to the city dwellers who resisted the concrete juggernaut when it ...

Divided Highways

Author: Tom Lewis
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801467837
Size: 27.89 MB
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In this updated edition of Divided Highways, Lewis brings his story of the Interstate system up to date, concluding with Boston's troubled and yet triumphant Big Dig project, the growing antipathy for big federal infrastructure projects, ...

Asphalt And Politics

Author: Thomas L. Karnes
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786454679
Size: 42.73 MB
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Chesapeake Requiem

Author: Earl Swift
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062661418
Size: 35.70 MB
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A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction from rising sea levels—part natural history of an extraordinary ecosystem, starring the ...

American Road

Author: Pete Davies
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466862823
Size: 75.85 MB
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American Road is the story of this incredible journey. Pete Davies takes us from east to west, bringing to life the men on the trip, their trials with uncooperative equipment and weather, and the punishing landscape they encountered.

Auto Biography Lp

Author: Earl Swift
Publisher: HarperLuxe
ISBN: 9780062326959
Size: 16.22 MB
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A brilliant blend of Shop Class as Soulcraft and The Orchid Thief, Earl Swift's wise, funny, and captivating Auto Biography follows an outlaw auto dealer as he struggles to save a rusted '57 Chevy—a car that has already passed through ...

The Folklore Of The Freeway

Author: Eric Avila
ISBN: 9780816680726
Size: 12.36 MB
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The works of Chicanas and other women of color--from the commemorative poetry of Patricia Preciado Martin and Lorna Dee Cervantes to the fiction of Helena Maria Viramontes to the underpass murals of Judy Baca--expose highway construction as ...

The Eisenhower Interstate System

Author: John Murphy
Publisher: Chelsea House
Size: 41.31 MB
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Examines the Interstate Highway Act of 1956 which resulted in the construction of more than forty thousand miles of interconnected highways across all states, discussing the history of road construction in the United states and some of the ...

Fighting Traffic

Author: Peter D. Norton
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262293889
Size: 35.84 MB
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" In Fighting Traffic, Peter Norton argues that to accommodate automobiles, the American city required not only a physical change but also a social one: before the city could be reconstructed for the sake of motorists, its streets had to be ...

The American Highway

Author: William Kaszynski
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786408221
Size: 57.37 MB
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Minnesota-based writer and photographer Kazynski traces the transformation of the US from a network of places connected by rutted wagon trails to a maze of highways connected to other highways.