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The Big Roads by Earl Swift
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Jul 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: planning

Very comprehensive and readable summary of highway evolution and development in the US. It had a great flow, with a very conversational tone. I liked, also, that it focused on some of the myths (Interstates are designed to also be used as runways), and the people you haven't heard too much about behind highway/expressway design. The Eisnehowwer era is present, but a lot is explained about the pre-WWII efforts and activities that got stymied by WWII.

Worth the read if you are interested in the roads we travel.
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Reading Progress

July 28, 2011 – Shelved
August 12, 2011 – Started Reading
August 13, 2011 –
page 62
16.15%
August 15, 2011 –
page 97
25.26%
August 16, 2011 –
page 134
34.9%
August 17, 2011 –
page 196
51.04%
August 17, 2011 – Finished Reading
August 28, 2011 – Shelved as: planning

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