9780812221169-0812221168-The Best Transportation System in the World: Railroads, Trucks, Airlines, and American Public Policy in the Twentieth Century

The Best Transportation System in the World: Railroads, Trucks, Airlines, and American Public Policy in the Twentieth Century

ISBN-13: 9780812221169
ISBN-10: 0812221168
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Rose, Mark H., Seely, Bruce E., Barrett, Paul F.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Format: Paperback 344 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780812221169
ISBN-10: 0812221168
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Rose, Mark H., Seely, Bruce E., Barrett, Paul F.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Format: Paperback 344 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rose, Mark H., Seely, Bruce E., Barrett, Paul F. wrote The Best Transportation System in the World: Railroads, Trucks, Airlines, and American Public Policy in the Twentieth Century comprising 344 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0812221168 and 9780812221169. Since then The Best Transportation System in the World: Railroads, Trucks, Airlines, and American Public Policy in the Twentieth Century textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Best Transportation System in the World focuses on the centrality 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.

For example, in the mid-1950s, President Eisenhower, concerned about a railroad industry in decline, asked Congress to grant railroad executives authority to modify prices and service even as he introduced the legislation that provided for the national highway system. And as early as the 1960s, presidents across the political spectrum, including Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter, sought broad deregulation of the transportation industry in order to prime the economic pump or, in the 1970s, reverse stagflation. At every turn, the authors contend, political considerations served to shape the businesses and infrastructure that Americans use to travel.

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