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The Longest Line On The Map: The United States the Pan-American Highway and the Quest to Link the Americas

Eric Rutkow.
Item #: D00062
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 448 / 2019
Publisher: Scribner.
ISBN: 9781501103902
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The longest road in the world, the Pan-American Highway is the result of a century's worth of diplomacy and investment, scandal and sweat. The highway's history, however, has long remained a mystery, a story scattered among government archives, private papers, and fading memories. In contrast to the Panama Canal and its vast literature, the Pan-American Highway—the United States' other great 20th-century hemispheric infrastructure project—has been effectively erased from the story of the American Century. Here Eric Rutkow uncovers this saga, and traces how an ambitious goodwill project became a monument to the ongoing mistrust between the two continents.

 

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