Who was responsible for the these Great American Landmarks: The Indy 500, The Dixie Highway, The Lincoln Highway, Miami Beach and Montauk New York?
Received for review.
While dryly written and quite long this was actually a rather enjoyable read.
Frankly I had never heard of Carl Fisher before reading this but I had, of course, heard of his accomplishments - if not tying them to the man himself. It was very interesting to read about the man behind the curtain.
Fisher was not a particularly lovely person and had quite unsavory business dealings, but he did accomplish a great deal in his lifetime and for that one can forgive rather a lot. I really liked that the author did not try to portray a kinder, gentler version of the man and instead told his story will all his various virtues and flaws on full display.
Overall, this is a dense and dry read but if you can make it through it's a wealth of information on a virtually unremembered man. I really appreciated the numerous photographs reproduced throughout the text which really helped to put faces to the people in the stories. While I wouldn't rush out to get this if you are interested in the subject it is sure to be an informative read.
★★★☆☆ = Liked It
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