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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 history of the planning, construction, and impact of the U.S. interstate highway system."--
  • 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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swift, Earl
Dewey number
388.1/22092273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TE23
LC item number
.S95 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Highway engineering
  • Highway engineers
  • Interstate Highway System
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
Contents
Out of the mud -- Connecting the dots -- The crooked straight, the rough places plain -- The human obstacle
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780547907246
Lccn
2010043624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019446833
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn651911390
  • (OCoLC)651911390
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
Contents
Out of the mud -- Connecting the dots -- The crooked straight, the rough places plain -- The human obstacle
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780547907246
Lccn
2010043624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019446833
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn651911390
  • (OCoLC)651911390

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