5 or So Books about Transportation History You Should Read

Down the Asphalt Path by Clay McShane
Down the Asphalt Path by Clay McShane

These 5 or so books about transportation history were interesting and well worth reading. There are lots of others as well, please recommend in the comments.

  1. Down the Asphalt Path – Clay McShane
  2. The Transportation Revolution, 1815-1860 – George Rogers Taylor
  3. Streetcar Suburbs: The Process of Growth in Boston, 1870-1900 – Sam Bass Warner
  4. Dr. Eckener’s Dream Machine: The Great Zeppelin and the Dawn of Air Travel – Douglas Botting
  5. The King’s Best Highway: The Lost History of the Boston Post Road, the Route That Made America – Eric Jaffe

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  1. Dave, you missed a Big One. NOT the Power Broker, which George Wickstrom told me is full of post-World War II errors, but Zach Schrag’s wonderful Great Society Subway, which I encourage you to read if you have not already (full disclosure: Zach interviewed me for the book). Zach is a professor of history at George Mason U in Fairfax. The book grew out of his Ph.D. dissertation while he was at Columbia University.

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