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On the fast track

Author: Jacob Meunier; Michael Stanley Dukakis
Publisher: Westport, Conn. ; London : Praeger, 2002.
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This text traces the rise of the high-speed passenger train service in France from the end of World War II to 1983. The author describes the political, economic and social factors that both helped  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Meunier; Michael Stanley Dukakis
ISBN: 0275973778 9780275973773
OCLC Number: 491499576
Description: 1 vol. (XXI-255 p.) : ill., cartes. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; The Postwar Recovery of the Railways, 1944-1960; Competition, 1947-1970; The Origins of High Speed Rail, 1950-1970; The Aerotrain: Origins and Failure, 1963-1975; The C03 Project: Proposal and Reception, 1965-1974; The Train a Grande Vitesse: Construction and Protest, 1974-1981; The Train a Grande Vitesse: Implementation, 1981-1983; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Jacob Meunier ; foreword by Michael S. Dukakis.

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?Other histories have described the building of the system from engineering standpoint or as occuring largely in a political and social vacuum. In this important book, Jacob Meunier seeks to set the Read more...

 
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