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The Resource The longest line on the map : the United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the quest to link the Americas, Eric Rutkow

The longest line on the map : the United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the quest to link the Americas, Eric Rutkow

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The longest line on the map : the United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the quest to link the Americas
Title
The longest line on the map
Title remainder
the United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the quest to link the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Eric Rutkow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Chronicles the epic quest to connect the Americas via the Pan American Highway, detailing how its construction and evolution reflected two centuries of divergent history
  • "A dazzling account of the world's longest road, the Pan-American Highway, and the epic quest to link North and South America, a dramatic story of commerce, technology, politics, and the divergent fates of the Americas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Pan-American Highway, monument to a century's worth of diplomacy and investment, education and engineering, scandal and sweat, is the longest road in the world, passable everywhere save the mythic Darien Gap that straddles Panama and Colombia. The highway's history, however, has long remained a mystery, a story scattered among government archives, private papers, and fading memories. In contrast to the Panama Canal and its vast literature, the Pan-American Highway--the United States' other great twentieth-century hemispheric infrastructure project--has become an orphan of the past, effectively erased from the story of the 'American Century.' [This book] uncovers this incredible tale for the first time and weaves it into a tapestry that fascinates, informs, and delights. Rutkow's narrative forces the reader to take seriously the question: Why couldn't the Americas have become a single region that 'is' and not two near irreconcilable halves that 'are'? Whether you're fascinated by the history of the Americas, or you've dreamed of driving around the globe, or you simply love world records and the stories behind them, The Longest Line on the Map is a riveting narrative, a lost epic of hemispheric scale."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rutkow, Eric
Dewey number
388.1/22097
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE358
LC item number
.R88 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pan American Highway System
  • Roads
  • United States
  • America
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Pan American Highway System
  • Roads
  • America
  • United States
Label
The longest line on the map : the United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the quest to link the Americas, Eric Rutkow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-424)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The rail. The magnificent conception ; The eagle and the octopus ; The route of volcanoes -- Interlude. Out of the muck -- Part II: The road. Good roads make good neighbors ; The far western front ; Freedom road ; The missing link
Control code
on1043489224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 438 pages
Isbn
9781501103902
Lccn
2018043679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043489224
Label
The longest line on the map : the United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the quest to link the Americas, Eric Rutkow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-424)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The rail. The magnificent conception ; The eagle and the octopus ; The route of volcanoes -- Interlude. Out of the muck -- Part II: The road. Good roads make good neighbors ; The far western front ; Freedom road ; The missing link
Control code
on1043489224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 438 pages
Isbn
9781501103902
Lccn
2018043679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043489224

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