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The big roads: the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways
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Published:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780547907246, 0547907249
UPC:
40019446833

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"A history of the planning, construction, and impact of the U.S. interstate highway system."--,Provided by publisher.
Description
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 transformed America. The Big Roads presents the surprising history of how we got from dirt tracks to expressways in the span of a single lifetime. From the turn-of-the-century car-racing entrepreneur who spurred the "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 when the projects encountered people unwilling to be uprooted in the name of progress, Swift follows a winding route through the dreams, discoveries and protest that shaped these mighty roads, and shows how the interstates embody the wanderlust, grand scale, and conflicting notions of citizenship and progress that define America.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Swift, E. (2011). The big roads: the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Swift, Earl, 1958-. 2011. The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Swift, Earl, 1958-, The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Swift, Earl. The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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