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Title The King s Best Highway
Author Eric Jaffe
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2010-06-22
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1439176108
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A VIVID AND FASCINATING LOOK AT AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST STORIED HIGHWAY, THE BOSTON POST ROAD During its evolution from Indian trails to modern interstates, the Boston Post Road, a system of over-land routes between New York City and Boston, has carried not just travelers and mail but the march of American history itself. Eric Jaffe captures the progress of people and culture along the road through four centuries, from its earliest days as the king of England’s “best highway” to the current era. Centuries before the telephone, radio, or Internet, the Boston Post Road was the primary conduit of America’s prosperity and growth. News, rumor, political intrigue, financial transactions, and personal missives traveled with increasing rapidity, as did people from every walk of life. From post riders bearing the alarms of revolution, to coaches carrying George Washington on his first presidential tour, to railroads transporting soldiers to the Civil War, the Boston Post Road has been essential to the political, economic, and social development of the United States. Continuously raised, improved, rerouted, and widened for faster and heavier traffic, the road played a key role in the advent of newspapers, stagecoach travel, textiles, mass-produced bicycles and guns, commuter railroads, automobiles—even Manhattan’s modern grid. Many famous Americans traveled the highway, and it drew the keen attention of such diverse personages as Benjamin Franklin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, P. T. Barnum, J. P. Morgan, and Robert Moses. Eric Jaffe weaves this entertaining narrative with a historian’s eye for detail and a journalist’s flair for storytelling. A cast of historical figures, celebrated and unknown alike, tells the lost tale of this road. Revolutionary printer William Goddard created a postal network that united the colonies against the throne. General Washington struggled to hold the highway during the battle for Manhattan. Levi Pease convinced Americans to travel by stagecoach until, half a century later, Nathan Hale convinced them to go by train. Abe Lincoln, still a dark-horse candidate in early 1860, embarked on a railroad speaking tour along the route that clinched the presidency. Bomb builder Lester Barlow, inspired by the Post Road’s notorious traffic, nearly sold Congress on a national system of expressways twenty-five years before the Interstate Highway Act of 1956. Based on extensive travels of the highway, interviews with people living up and down the road, and primary sources unearthed from the great libraries between New York City and Boston—including letters, maps, contemporaneous newspapers, and long-forgotten government documents—The King’s Best Highway is a delightful read for American history buffs and lovers of narrative everywhere.

Title Proceedings of the convention Canadian Good Roads Association
Author Canadian Good Roads Association
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1955
Category Highway engineering
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:B5116709
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Search For Old Kings Road
Author William P. Ryan
Publisher William Ryan
Release Date 2006
Category Florida
Total Pages 148
ISBN 9780615189376
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The King S Highway by Howard Fullmer

Title The King s Highway
Author Howard Fullmer
Publisher Shadow Mountain
Release Date 2006
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 1590386310
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When the king announces that whoever travels his highway the best will be the next king, a young shepherd boy learns that he does not have to be of noble blood to perform noble acts and possess noble virtues.

Grants Magazine by Anonim

Title Grants Magazine
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1982
Category Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105006681717
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The King S Highway by George Payne Rainsford James

Title The King s Highway
Author George Payne Rainsford James
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1847
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN HARVARD:HNP7L8
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Kings Of The Road by Cameron Stracher

Title Kings of the Road
Author Cameron Stracher
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2013
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780547773964
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Chronicles the golden age of running in the 1970s by looking at the lives, careers, and achievements of three famous runners who inspired sedentary Americans to start moving.

Temples Kings And Peasants by George Woolley Spencer

Title Temples Kings and Peasants
Author George Woolley Spencer
Publisher Madras : New Era Publications
Release Date 1987
Category India, South
Total Pages 260
ISBN UOM:39015017990683
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Collection of articles.

How To Find The Best Doctors by John J. Connolly

Title How to Find the Best Doctors
Author John J. Connolly
Publisher Castle Connolly Medical
Release Date 1999-09
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 1205
ISBN 1883769663
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is the newly revised 4th edition of Castle Connolly's hot-selling consumer guide on how to obtain the very best health care in the New York City area. It is a unique book that provides information on about 6,000 of the best doctors in all 5 New York City boroughs, Westchester & Long Island counties, plus northern New Jersey & southern Connecticut. Programs & services of all acute care hospitals & HMOs in the region are described as well. The book explains what makes a doctor the best & lays out the criteria to use when choosing a physician. Sample questions for potential physicians & other health care providers are incorporated. Although oriented to local physicians, the book also lists "super-specialists", physicians known throughout the region to be outstanding in their field. Most doctors listed, regardless of their classification, are Board Certified. The physician listings include office address, phone numbers & HMO affiliations, as well as hospital affiliations & much more data, all vital to careful physician selection. The Guide also gives an overview of how to choose hospitals & HMO & offers a review of the inner workings of both. To order call 1-800-399DOCS, fax: 212-980-1716, or write Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 150 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10155. Available through Independent Publishers Group.

Title Roads and Trackways of the Lake District
Author Brian Paul Hindle
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1984
Category Roads
Total Pages 187
ISBN UCAL:B4538894
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The King S Highway by Rees Jeffreys

Title The King s Highway
Author Rees Jeffreys
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1949
Category Roads
Total Pages 292
ISBN STANFORD:36105035195697
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Parliamentary Debates Hansard Official Report by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Title The Parliamentary Debates Hansard Official Report
Author Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1937
Category Great Britain
Total Pages 86
ISBN UVA:X030445300
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.

The Maui Coast by Daniel Sullivan

Title The Maui Coast
Author Daniel Sullivan
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015-08-01
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1495169138
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Frommer s California s Best Loved Driving Tours
Author Robert Holmes
Publisher Frommers
Release Date 1999-02-25
Category Travel
Total Pages 168
ISBN 0028629396
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Includes twenty-five itineraries for visitors to the state, including directions and sights along the way.

Title California Highways and Public Works
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1950
Category Public works
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCLA:L0065364093
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Garden Cities Town Planning by George J. H. Northcroft

Title Garden Cities Town Planning
Author George J. H. Northcroft
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1925
Category City planning
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015047769255
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Municipal Year Book of the United Kingdom for
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1922
Category Municipal government
Total Pages 86
ISBN WISC:89097572275
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title OAG Business Travel Planner
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1999
Category Hotels
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015046783349
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fodor S Great American Vacations by Chelsea S. Mauldin

Title Fodor s Great American Vacations
Author Chelsea S. Mauldin
Publisher Fodor's
Release Date 1996
Category Travel
Total Pages 489
ISBN 0679030271
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offers advice on planning trips to fifty top American destinations; includes information on sightseeing, outdoor activities, shopping, and entertainment; and recommends hotels and restaurants