The Best Transportation System in the World: Railroads, Trucks, Airlines, and American Public Policy in the Twentieth Century
Mark H. Rose, Bruce E. Seely, and Paul F. Barrett
344 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 illus.
Paper 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2116-9 | $24.95 | £16.50
This book focuses on the role of government in organizing the nation's transportation industries. As the authors show, over the course of the twentieth century transportation in the United States was as much a product of hard-fought politics, lobbying, and litigation as it was a naturally evolving system of engineering and available technology.
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