(Audiobook) Getting There by Stephen B. Goddard

Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
  • Author
  • #14117

    Getting There
    The Epic Struggle between Road and Rail in the American Century

    by Stephen B. Goddard

    🔗 Getting There – READ MORE 🔗

    • ISBN: 9780226300436 (0226300439)
    • Genres: history, trains, transport, business, politics
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Author: Stephen B. Goddard
    • Language: english
    • Format: paperback, 366 pages
    • Release date: November 15, 1996

    About The Book

    “A readable and concise overview of how U.S. transportation came to its present pass… Goddard is at his best when recounting the complex and interesting history of what has come to be called ‘the highway lobby.’… An excellent book for the general reader with an interest in getting around.” — Larry Fish, Philadelphia Inquirer

    “This is a riveting story: of mighty railroads hamstrung almost overnight by government bureaucrats; of road interests led by General Motors Corp. conspiring in city after city to destroy efficient trolley systems … and of freeways that are far from free.” — Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press

    “The combination of forces and fates that turned America into a giant parking lot from sea to shining sea is the subject of Stephen B. Goddard’s lively pop history… As Mr. Goddard ably points out, road-building and the creation of car-dependent suburbs have become ends in themselves.” — James Howard Kunstler, Wall Street Journal

    “The strength of Goddard’s book is that he understands the complexities of manipulating public opinion to influence legislatures.” — David Young, Chicago Tribune

    “[Goddard’s] book is a deft and easily read history of how transportation has shaped the nation and its economy, and ultimately, how a federation of truck and car interests drastically tilted national policies… For many reasons this is an exceptionally important work.” — Jim Dwyer, New York Newsday

    Hardcover book Getting There by Stephen B. Goddard download. FB2 ebook Getting There for Mac on Books-a-Million. Online Getting There buy on PC.

    Hardback ebook Getting There Stephen B. Goddard read on Bookshop. TXT book Getting There by Stephen B. Goddard buy cheap Kindle. MOBI Getting There read online on Dymocks.

Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.