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

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

Earl Swift


“Travelers hitting the highways this summer time may well larger savor the asphalt underneath their tires due to this engrossing background of the construction of the U.S. interstate system.”—Los Angeles Times

Perhaps not anything replaced the face of the United States greater than the production of the interstate procedure. instantaneously man-made wonders, monetary pipelines, brokers of sprawl, and uniquely American sirens of break out, the interstates snake into each element of recent lifestyles. The tremendous Roads documents their historical construction and the various humans they’ve affected, from the pace demon who encouraged a primitive net of dust vehicle trails, to the cadre of principally forgotten technocrats who deliberate the procedure years sooner than Ike reached the White condominium, to the millions of urban dwellers who resisted the concrete juggernaut while it bore down on their neighborhoods.

The tremendous Roads tells the tale of this crucial characteristic of the panorama we have now come to take with no consideration. With a view towards avid gamers either nice and small, speedy supplies readers the entire tale of 1 of America’s maximum engineering achievements.

“Engaging, informative . . . the 1st thorough historical past of the throughway system.”—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

“The ebook is a highway geek’s treasure—and every body who travels the highways should recognize those stories.”—Kirkus Reviews

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