The Big Roads

Author: Earl Swift
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054754913X
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The Big Roads tells the story of this essential feature of the landscape we have come to take for granted.

The Road Taken

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632863618
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Heiss, Laurie, and Jill Smyth. The Merritt Parkway: The Road that Shaped a
Region (Charleston, S.C.: The History Press, 2014). Swift, Earl. The Big Roads:
The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the
American Superhighways (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011). Weingroff,
Richard F. “The Battle of Its Life,” Public Roads, May/June 2006, http://www.fhwa.
dot.gov/publications/ publicroads/06may/05.cfm.

The Globalization Of American Infrastructure

Author: Matthew Heins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131728237X
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Lewis, Divided Highways, pp. 26–31, 37–38; Phil Patton, Open Road: A
Celebration of the American Highway (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986), pp.
67–71. Lewis, Divided Highways, pp. 41–44; Earl Swift, The Big Roads: The
Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the
American Superhighways (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), pp. 127–
132. McNichol, The Roads That Built America, pp. 78–81; Lewis, Divided
Highways, pp. 43, 48–55.

Read On History

Author: Tina Frolund
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694325
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Hoover Dam on the Colorado River at the Nevada and Arizona border is an
engineering wonder. Controlling the Colorado River was talked about for years
before the dam was finally conceived in the 1920s and built during the darkness
of the Great Depression. The result was population expansion in the West, ...
Swift, Earl. The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries and
Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways. 2011. Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt.

The Jefferson Highway

Author: Lyell D., Jr. Henry
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609384210
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American Automobile Association, “Named Highways of the United States,”
Washington, DC, December 8, 1959, mimeographed. 2. As cited in Earl Swift,
The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers
Who Created the American Superhighways (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
2011), p. 201. sources For background information about the “good roads”
movement, the era of “named trails,” and the subsequent development of the US
highway system, ...

An Alternative History Of Bicycles And Motorcycles

Author: Steven E. Alford
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498528805
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Reid's book argues that, “Roads were not built for cars. Nor were they built for
bicycles. They were not built for sulkies, or steam engines, or any form of
wheeled vehicle. Roads were not built for horses, either. Roads were built for
pedestrians” (Kindle loc. 2146). 22. Earl Swift, The Big Roads: The Untold Story
of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American
Superhighways (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), Kindle loc. 1530.
23. Consider, by ...

Liberty And Coercion

Author: Gary Gerstle
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400888433
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FederalAid Highway Act of 1956, Public Law 627, June 29, 1956; Tom Lewis,
Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life
(Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013); Earl Swift, The Big Roads: The
Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the
American Superhighways (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2011); Owen D.
Gutfreund, Twentieth-Century Sprawl: Highways and the Reshaping of the
American ...

Losing Our Way

Author: Bob Herbert
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385535899
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“Of course we spent money”. H. W. Brands, Traitor to His Class: The Privileged
Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (New York: Anchor
Books, 2009), 453. “that building new highways”: Earl Swift, The Big Roads: The
Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the
American Superhighways (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), 158. “At
nearly forty-seven thousand”: Ibid., 5. 11. Cashing In on Schools “When I
compare our high ...

Low Volume Road Engineering

Author: Robert A. Douglas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 148221265X
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The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers
Who Created America's Superhighways. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
pp. 198–199. 7.11 MTO. 1990. Pavement Design and Rehabilitation Manual.
MTO STO-90-01. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (
MTO), 277pp. MTO. 2004. Material specifications for aggregates—Base, subbase
, select subgrade, and backfill material. Ontario Provincial Standard Specification
 ...

Better Stronger Faster

Author: Daniel Gross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451621280
Size: 13.41 MB
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It enabled Walmart, coming out of the highly isolated Ozarks, to conquer the
country. “It has smoothed what was once rough country,” as Earl Swift writes in
The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers
Who Created the American Superhighways. “It is a vast and powerful economic
engine that provides millions ofjobs, [and] gets goods to Dakota ranchers with the
same speed they reach the big cities back east.” The United States doesn't have
to invent ...