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Darwin's on the Origin of Species
Teaching the Brain to Read
Building the Empire State
Four Germanys
The New Concise History of the Crusades
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The War of 1812, Conflict and Deception
Leonard Bernstein
Dark Days in the Newsroom
Cyber Blockades
The Therapeutic Relationship

Narrated by Jim D. Johnston

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“Anyone who has ever driven on a U.S. interstate highway or eaten at an exit-ramp McDonald's will come away from this book with a better understanding of what makes modern America what it is.”

Chicago Tribune

“A fascinating work ... with a subject central to contemporary life but to which few, if any, have devoted so much thoughtful analysis and good humor.”

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Divided Highways is the best and most important book yet published about how asphalt and concrete have changed the United States. Quite simply, the Interstate Highway System is the longest and largest engineered structure in the history of the world, and it has enormously influenced every aspect of American life. Tom Lewis is an engaging prose stylist with a gift for the telling anecdote and appropriate example.”

—Kenneth T. Jackson, Harvard Design Magazine

“Lewis provides a comprehensive and balanced examination of America's century-long infatuation with the automobile and the insatiable demands for more and better road systems. He has written a sprightly and richly documented book on a vital subject.”

Journal of American History

“This brightly written history of the U.S. federal highway program is like the annual report of a successful company that has had grim second thoughts. The first half recounts progress made, while the second suggests that the good news is not quite what it seems.”

Publishers Weekly

“Lewis describes in a convincing, lively, and well-documented narrative the evolution of America's roadway system from one of the world’s worst road networks to its best.”

Journal of the American Planning Association

“Tom Lewis is a very talented and engaging writer, and the tale he tells—the vision for the Interstates, Congressional battles, construction, and the impact of new highways on American life—is important to understanding the shape of the contemporary American landscape.”

—David Schuyler, Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of the Humanities and American Studies at Franklin & Marshall College, author of Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River V

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