The Resource The big roads : the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways, Earl Swift, (eaudio)

The big roads : the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways, Earl Swift, (eaudio)

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The big roads : the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways
Title
The big roads
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the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways
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Earl Swift
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eng
Summary
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 space of a single lifetime.Earl Swift brings to light the visionaries who created these essential highways as well as the critics and citizens who questioned their headlong expansion throughout the country, including:Carl Fisher, the irrepressible car-racing entrepreneur who spurred the push for good roads in the early years of the automobile, built the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and made a fortune creating Miami Beach, only to lose it all;Thomas MacDonald, chief among a handful of driven engineers who conceived of the interstates and how they would work, years before President Eisenhower knew the plans existed;Lewis Mumford, the critic whose crusade against America's budding love affair with the automobile-and the ever bigger roads it required-now seems prescient;Joe Wiles, an African American family man turned activist, one of thousands of ordinary citizens in dozens of cities who found their homes and communities targeted by the concrete juggernaut-and were unwilling to be uprooted in the name of progress.In mapping a fascinating route through the dreams, discoveries, and protests that shaped these mighty roads, Swift shows that the interstates embody the wanderlust, grand scale, and conflicting notions of citizenship that define America
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Midwest
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Swift, Earl
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Narrated by Rob Shapiro
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  • Shapiro, Rob
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  • Highway engineering
  • Highway engineers
  • Interstate Highway System
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adult
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The big roads : the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways, Earl Swift, (eaudio)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 30 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781452625355
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MWT11248953
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11248953
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MWT11248953
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Label
The big roads : the untold story of the engineers, visionaries, and trailblazers who created the American superhighways, Earl Swift, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
Color
not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452625355
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11248953
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11248953
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MWT11248953
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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