Los Angeles and the Automobile: The Making of the Modern City (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, Aug 11, 1987 - History - 315 pages
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More comprehensive than any other book on this topic, "Los Angeles and the Automobile" places the evolution of Los Angeles within the context of American political and urban history.
  

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Los Angeles and the automobile: the making of the modern city

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As the first great auto-age metropolis, Los Angeles deserves study to understand the public choices that were made and the pattern that other cities followed. Unlike some books, like Howard Preston's ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Progressive Response
22
The Democratic Impulse ond the flutomobile
52
The Power of Consensus
92
The Union Station Controversy
122
A Lack of Consensus
158
Reshaping the Modern City
175
The Rood to Autopio
211
Epilogue
236
Notes
255
Index
295
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Scott L. Bottles received his MBA in Finance and his Ph.D. in American History from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is Vice President and Manager of the Los Angeles Office of the Wells Fargo Real Estate Group.

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