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The Great Society subway

a history of the Washington Metro

by Zachary M. Schrag

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  • 31 Currently reading

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

    Places:
  • Washington Metropolitan Area.
    • Subjects:
    • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority,
    • Subways -- Washington Metropolitan Area,
    • Local transit -- Social aspects -- Washington Metropolitan Area

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementZachary M. Schrag.
      SeriesCreating the North American landscape
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE4491.W44 W376 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3398658M
      ISBN 10080188246X
      LC Control Number2005012141

      The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro By Zachary M. Schrag (Baltimore: The Johns Hop-kins University Press, ), £>£>., illus., index, cloth: $30 Reviewed by Charlene Bickford As users of Metro, Washington area residents often rush through stations without a moment's pause to appreciate the elegant simplicity of. Historian Zachary Schrag’s thoroughly researched and gracefully written The Great Society Subway tells how Metro was conceived in the s and built in the s as an alternative to city. The Great Society (also known as The Great!!Society!!) was a s San Francisco rock band that existed from to , and was closely associated with the burgeoning Bay Area acid rock scene. Best known as the original group of model-turned-singer Grace Slick, the initial line-up of the band also featured her then-husband Jerry Slick on drums, his brother Darby Slick on guitar, David Miner.   Historian Zachary Schrag’s thoroughly researched and gracefully written “The Great Society Subway” tells how Metro was conceived in the s and built in the s as an alternative to city-shredding freeways — a triumph of forward-looking .


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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. — Rachel DiCarlo. Washington Times. The author makes us privy to the thinking that went into the system's : Johns Hopkins University Press. 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.

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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.

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“The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro” Tuesday, Aug at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. his talk should be fascinating to anyone interested in Metro, or in the city itself, or more broadly, in how public transit decisions are made.

The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro. (Creating the North American Landscape.) Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Zachary M. Schrag's book is a comprehensive account of the history of the capital region's metropolitan rail system from the s until the s.

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Amity Shlaes’s “Great Society: A New History” is a thesis in pursuit of a past. Shlaes, the doyenne of revisionist conservative historians, seeks to demonstrate that the efforts of the s. Zachary M. Schrag’s recently published book The Great Society Subway has been on my “to read” list for quite some time now.

Since the first time I visited Washington, D.C. I was captivated by the city’s Metro system, which I first began to explore in earnest when I lived in the city without a car for the summer in   > Zachary Schrag, author of The Great Society Subway: > A History of the Washington Metro.

But, as Schrag > clearly documents, by the standards of Metrorail’s > original planners, it is a dismal failure. In spite of the Antiplanner’s comments above, I commend Schrag’s book .The New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Man and Coolidge offers a stunning revision of our last great period of idealism, the s, with burning relevance for our contemporary challenges.

"Great Society is accurate history that reads like a novel, covering the high hopes and catastrophic missteps of our well-meaning leaders."." —Alan.