The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighw

The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighw

by Earl Swift
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The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
dworkshop More than 1 year ago
Earl Swift did a wonderful job of bringing to light the real history of something we as Americans hate, love and take for granted. Thank you Mr. Swift for all your hard work that you poured into this important and often overlooked piece of history.
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Mr. Swift has done us all a great service here. He tells the history of our great American highway system with verve and vitality, introducing lots of charcters (some really were "characters", too!), and adds a lot to our understanding of how it all came to be. Dispelling the popular notion that the Interstate Highway System began with Eisenhower, Swift does a masterful job of telling a good story, from the time when America's prairies served as roads to today's superhighways. Highly recommended!
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Sheltie More than 1 year ago
I only wished, while reading this title, that the author had talked more about how the building of roads almost always leads to the suburban sprawl development that is killing the American landscape and wiping out wildlife habitat, left and right. Great history, though, of the American mania for roads and more roads. I had no idea that Eisenhower's push for the interstate highway network was preceded by others' proposals.
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