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The Great Society subway

Zachary M. Schrag

The Great Society subway

a history of the Washington Metro

by Zachary M. Schrag

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, MD .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementZachary M. Schrag.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHE
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 355 p. :
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22724708M
ISBN 10080188246X

The Great Society Subway Quotes Showing of 7 “Congress displayed contempt for the city's residents, yet it retained a fondness for buildings and parks. In , the centennial of the federal government's move to Washington, many congressmen expressed frustration that the proud nation did not have a capital to rival London, Paris, and by: The Great New York Subway Map Book. Rating: 0%. $ Add to Wish List. Add to Cart. Add to Compare. Grand Central Terminal: Years of a New York Landmark Book. Rating: 0%. $ Add to Wish List. Add to Cart. Add to Compare.

In the first comprehensive history of the Metro, Zachary M. Schrag tells the story of the Great Society Subway from its earliest rumblings to the present day, from Arlington to College Park, Eisenhower to Marion Barry. Unlike the pre-World War II rail systems of New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia, the Metro was built at a time when Reviews: 1. Extra info for The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro (Creating the North American Landscape) Sample text. Streetcars, they believed, were in the way of automobiles. A street with two-way streetcar tracks could not be converted to auto-friendly, one-way operation, and streetcar boarding platforms occupied traffic lanes/5(30).

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The Great Society Subway is a very detailed history of the construction of Metrorail and the social and political forces that led to and shaped it. I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone interested in the Twentieth-Century history of Washington, DC, or the history of rapid transit in the United States in general.

In The Great Society Subway, George Mason University history professor Zachary Schrag offers a thoroughly researched and clearly written account of the Washington Metro's evolution from its privately owned transit predecessors to the current configuration.

By examining Metro from the points of view of those who advocated, fought, built, funded. The Great Society Subway is a great book for students of contemporary transit history. — Alexander D. Mitchell. Railfan & Railroad. Schrag does a thorough job with his subject.

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The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro (Creating the North American Landscape) by Schrag, Zachary M. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   “The Great Society created more.” In a follow-up to her The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (), Shlaes writes that Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society reforms “seemed designed to finish the job” of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal government expansion and had similarly disastrous results.

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In her latest book, “Great Society: A New History,” Shlaes shifts her focus forward by about a quarter-century, offering an account of the s centered on. Book Review: The Great Society Subway Posted on Janu Janu by Martin H. Duke Although I’m certainly biased in favor of my hometown, in my opinion the DC Metro is the finest American rail transit system of the automobile age.He is the author of two books, The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro, and Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences,both of them published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Author Zachary M. Schrag will discuss the subway system’s story and his book, "The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro" on Tues. Aug. 26 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. On average,people ride Washington’s Metro every day, making it the second-busiest subway system in the country.