The author of the bestselling book "The Plantagenets" picks up the story of the English crown where his last book left off. It describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart and was replaced by the Tudors.
Millions of Americans will brave crowded highways this holiday weekend to visit friends and family. Traffic today and what’s being done to ease congestion and improve the nation’s roads and highways.
- Tom Vanderbilt writes about design, technology, science, and culture for 'Wired,' 'Slate,' 'The New York Times,' and other publications. He is the author of "Traffic - Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)."
- Robert Puentes Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
- John Porcari Deputy Secretary of Transportation. He served as Secretary of the Maryland Dept. of Transportation from 2007 to 2009.
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