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The Resource The big roads : the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways, Earl Swift

The big roads : the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways, Earl Swift

Label
The big roads : the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways
Title
The big roads
Title remainder
the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways
Statement of responsibility
Earl Swift
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A man-made wonder, a connective network, an economic force, a bringer of blight and sprawl and the possibility of escape the U.S. interstate system changed the face of our country. The Big Roads charts the creation of these essential American highways. From the turn-of-the-century car racing entrepreneur who spurred the citizen-led "Good Roads" movement, to the handful of driven engineers who conceived of the interstates and how they would work years before President Eisenhower knew the plans existed to the protests that erupted across the nation when highways reached the cities and found people unwilling to be uprooted in the name of progress, Swift follows a winding, fascinating route through twentieth-century American life. How did we get from dirt tracks to expressways, from main streets to off-ramps, from mud to concrete and steel, in less than a century? Through decades of politics, activism, and marvels of engineering, we recognize in our highways the wanderlust, grand scale, and conflicting notions of citizenship and progress that define America"--
  • "A history of the planning, construction, and impact of the U.S. interstate highway system"--
Summary
"A history of the planning, construction, and impact of the U.S. interstate highway system"--
Tone
Writing style
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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395137
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swift, Earl
Dewey number
388.122092273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Highway engineering
  • Highway engineers
  • Interstate Highway System
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways
Label
The big roads : the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways, Earl Swift
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
813672
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780618812417
Lccn
2010043624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780618812417
Label
The big roads : the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways, Earl Swift
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
813672
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780618812417
Lccn
2010043624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780618812417

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