Book Title: Why We Drive : The Past, Present and Future of Automobiles in America
Author: Tony Candela
Format: Paperback | 160 pages
Publication Date: 13 Sep 2013
Today, we're married to our cars. But life behind the wheel 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. In Andy Singer's accessible, scandalous tale of motordom, 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. He also explores how we can ditch the car and rebuild a functional transportation system that can bring wealth, happiness, and freedom.