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Driving modernity : technology, experts, politics, and fascist motorways, 1922 - 1943

Author: Massimo Moraglio; Erin O'Loughlin
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, [2017]
Series: Explorations in mobility, v. 3.
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On March 26th, 1923, in a formal ceremony, construction of the Milan?Alpine Lakes autostrada officially began, the preliminary step toward what would become the first European motorway. That Benito Mussolini himself participated in the festivities indicates just how important the project was to Italian Fascism. This book recounts the twisting fortunes of the autostrada, which?alongside railways, aviation, and other  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moraglio, Massimo, author.
Driving modernity
New York : Berghahn Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2017006980
Named Person: Piero Puricelli
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Moraglio; Erin O'Loughlin
ISBN: 9781785334498 1785334492 9781785334504 1785334506
OCLC Number: 972534002
Notes: "Originally published: Storia delle prime autostrade italiane (1922-1943) in 2007 by Nuova Trauben Edizioni, Turin."
Description: xiii, 194 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments List of Figures and Tables List of Acronyms Introduction Chapter 1. The Roads before the Motorways Chapter 2. 1922: The Motorway from Milan to the Prealpine Lakes Chapter 3. Motorway Mania in Italy in the 1920s Chapter 4. The Ordinary Roads Problem Chapter 5. From the Pedemontana Project to the Construction Suspension Chapter 6. A Case Study: The Turin-Milan Motorway Chapter 7. The 1930s: The European Utopia and the Nationalist Fulfillment Chapter 8. The Bankruptcy and Legacy of the Motorways Conclusion Bibliography Index
Series Title: Explorations in mobility, v. 3.
Other Titles: Storia delle prime autostrade italiane (1922-1943) .
Responsibility: Massimo Moraglio ; translated from Italian by Erin O'Loughlin.

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