Why We Drive

by Andy Singer
Why We Drive

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Today, people are married to their cars. But life behind the wheel of an automobile didn't come naturally to Americans - crooked politicians, unscrupulous businessmen, burning streetcars and convoluted tax shenanigans are a few of the players in this gripping tale of corruption, greed and endless miles of asphalt. Comics, text, and historic photographs tell the story of the rise of the U.S. highway system and the corresponding demise of rail and public transportation. Also shown is the story of how it is possible to ditch the car and rebuild a functional transport system.
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Today, people are married to their cars. But life behind the wheel of an automobile didn't come naturally to Americans - crooked politicians, unscrupulous businessmen, burning streetcars and convoluted tax shenanigans are a few of the players in this gripping tale of corruption, greed and endless miles of asphalt. Comics, text, and historic photographs tell the story of the rise of the U.S. highway system and the corresponding demise of rail and public transportation. Also shown is the story of how it is possible to ditch the car and rebuild a functional transport system.

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