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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:   Print book : 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary M Schrag
ISBN: 080188246X 9780801882463
OCLC Number: 60321479
Description: xv, 355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
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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Using archival research as well as oral history, the author argues that the Metro can be understood only in the political context from which it was born: the Great Society liberalism of the Kennedy,  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 American Read more...

 
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