Highways to the World: The Engineer, the Teacher, and the Dangerous 20th Century

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From one Golden Age of Texas highways to another, wrapped around an extended wartime period building the atomic bomb in the ?secret city? of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Carolyn Calvin Kneese?s father and mother lived near the dangerous heartbeat of the twentieth century. As a child, Carolyn knew little of the engineering work her father did the globe-changing political purposes behind it. Highways to the World is one daughter?s personal journey into history. Here are striking portraits of events, from small-town Texas...
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Overview


From one Golden Age of Texas highways to another, wrapped around an extended wartime period building the atomic bomb in the “secret city” of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Carolyn Calvin Kneese’s father and mother lived near the dangerous heartbeat of the twentieth century. As a child, Carolyn knew little of the engineering work her father did the globe-changing political purposes behind it. Highways to the World is one daughter’s personal journey into history. Here are striking portraits of events, from small-town Texas childhoods to life as a cadet at Texas A&M after World War I, from the family’s rescue by the US Navy during the Suez Crisis in 1956 to overseas “aid” assignments invariably tied to our nation’s anticommunist foreign policy. With a tough detective’s eye and a loving daughter’s heart, Carolyn seeks out her parents’ side-by-side forms in these snapshots from their century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781939055446
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Carolyn Calvin Kneese was born in Austin, spent many years in Dallas, and now resides in Houston. Inspired by her mother’s decades of teaching on four continents, she became a lifelong educator, with a bachelor of arts from the University of Texas, a master of arts from Houston Baptist University, and a doctorate from the University of Houston. Carolyn is a retired associate professor of educational administration at Texas A&M-Commerce. She has been a longtime advocate of Baylor College of Medicine and currently serves on its Partnership Board. Carolyn also worked as a researcher and translator for Dr. Michael DeBakey at Methodist Hospital. She has published two books and numerous articles in her academic career on topics as diverse as violence in schools, at-risk children, and advantages of a year-round school calendar. This is her first biography-memoir.
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