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

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

Earl Swift

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Description:

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: 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rob Shapiro

Length:

12h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

18:58


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

51:47


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

52:34


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

20:11


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

25:08


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

28:13


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

40:01


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

36:38


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

50:24


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

32:46


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

47:17


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

29:29


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

30:28


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

27:35


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

26:18


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

26:20


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

29:40


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

30:17


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

43:56


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

22:04


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

22:52


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

30:53


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

27:14


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

00:27