On Roads: A Hidden History

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Profile, May 21, 2010 - Roads - 312 pages
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In this history of roads and what they have meant to the people who have driven them, one of Britain's favourite cultural historians reveals how a relatively simple road system turned into a maze-like pattern of roundabouts, flyovers, and spaghetti junctions. Using a unique blend of travel writing, anthropology, history and social observation, he explores how Britain's roads have their roots in unexpected places, from Napoleon's role in the numbering system to the surprising origin of sat-nav.

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User Review  - John_Vaughan - LibraryThing

If you find it a little strange that a History Professor from Liverpool would write an entire book on the subject of the British Motorway, you’ll find it even stranger – should you pick up a copy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Howard - Goodreads

Moran is just a wonderful writer. He explores the topic of roads in Britain with his left-leaning French-influenced sociologist's insight, also taking in contemporary art, popular culture, political ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Joe Moran, a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, is a founder of The Naples Players' ETC...Readers' Theatre, the author of a dozen or so short plays and several full-lengths, a number of which have been presented at the Saturday Series of The Chicago Dramatists, LAExpress/FirstStageLA, Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota) and The Naples Players. A long-time member of The Public Relations Society of America, Moran attended The University of Chicago and The University of Iowa and is a U.S. Navy veteran. He and his wife, Colette, live in Naples, FL Paraphrasing a well-knownHollywood producer, Moran says, "I don't care if I make a nickel on these plays, I just want every man, woman and child in America to enjoy them.

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