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The Great Society subway : a history of the Washington Metro

Author: Zachary M Schrag
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Series: Creating the North American landscape.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes information on architecture, highways, mass transit systems, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), New York subway, etc.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schrag, Zachary M.
Great Society subway.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005012141
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary M Schrag
ISBN: 9780801889066 0801889065
OCLC Number: 298787724
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 355 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The city, 1791-1955. --
The plans, 1955-1965. --
The stations, 1965-1967. --
The region, 1966-1967. --
The bridge, 1966-1971. --
The builders, 1972-1976. --
The money, 1972-1980. --
The district. --
The suburbs. --
The riders.
Series Title: Creating the North American landscape.
Responsibility: Zachary M. Schrag.

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The story of the Great Society Subway sheds light on the development of metropolitan Washington, postwar urban policy, and the promises and limits of rail transit in American cities.  Read more...

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Extensively researched, cleverly structured, and finely written, this book stands out for the way it provides an integral, comprehensive account of a key urban service. -- Georg Leidenberger * Read more...

 
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