On Roads: A Hidden History
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Review: On Roads: A Hidden HistoryUser 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