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Flood, Chuck, Washington's Sunset Highway, Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 2014. (Photographs depict the Sunset Highway, part of U.S. 10, in pre-freeway days.)

Garden State Parkway, Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 2013. (Prepared by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, this book tells the story of the Garden State Parkway in the heavily illustrated Images of America style.)

Ingram, Tammy, Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930, The University of North Carolina Press, 2014. (Discusses the history of the Dixie Highway and its impact on the South and the national road network.)

Kelly, Susan Croce, Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery, University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. (Kelly, coauthor with Quinta Scott of the excellent, Route 66: The Highway and Its People, tells the story of Oklahoma highway official Cyrus Avery, who literally helped put Route 66 on the map of U.S. highway system in 1926 and found the perfect number for it.)

Longhurst, John, Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road, University of Washington Press, 2015. (Tells the story of how America adapted to the bicycle in the late 19th century, lost interest, then tried again beginning in the 1960s to the present.)

Updated: 04/23/2015
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