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書名:Big Roads(ISBN=9780618812417)

版 次:1

頁 數:375

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印刷時間:2011-5-1

開 本:32開

紙 張:膠版紙

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包 裝:精裝

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A man-made wonder, a connective network, an economic force, abringer o  and sprawl and the possibility of escape—the U.S.interstate system changed the face of our country. The BigRoads charts the creation of these essential American highways.From the turn-of-the-century car racing entrepreneur who spurredthe citizen-led "Good Roads" movement, to the handful of drivenengineers who conceived of the interstates and how they wouldwork—years before Eisenhower knew the plans existed—to the proteststhat erupted across the nation when highways reached the cities andfound people unwilling to be uprooted in the name of progress,Swift follows a winding, fascinating route throughtwentieth-century American life.
       How did we get from dirttracks to expressways, from main streets to off-ramps, from mud toconcrete and steel in less than a century? Through decades ofpolitics, activism, and marvels of engineering, we recognize in ourhighways the wanderlust, grand scale, and conflicting notions ofcitizenship and progress that define America.

目錄


Introduction 
PART I
Out of the Mud 
PART II
Connecting the Dots 
PART III
The Crooked Straight, the
Rough Places Plain 
PART IV
The Human Obstacle 
Acknowledgments 
Notes 
Index 

作者簡介


EARL SWIFT is the author ofthree previous books, including Where They Lay, a 2003 PENfinalist. He lives in Virginia with

 

his daughter Saylor. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.