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Highways to the World

The Engineer, the Teacher and the Dangerous 20th Century

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Carolyn Kneese & John DeMers
Hardcover
B&W photographs

From one Golden Age of Texas highways to another, including the construction of the atomic bomb in the “secret city” of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the lives of Carolyn Calvin Kneese’s parents moved to the dangerous rhythms of the 20th century. As a child, Carolyn knew little of the engineering work her father did; not until the de-classification of Cold War information did she fully understand the globe-changing political purposes of his projects. With a detective’s eye and a daughter’s heart, Carolyn searches the snapshots from their century to discover what the choices of her parents’ generation mean for all of us.

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About the Author

Carolyn Calvin Kneese was born in Austin, spent many years in Dallas and now resides in Houston. A lifelong educator, she holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Texas, a master of arts from Houston Baptist University and a doctorate from the University of Houston. Carolyn is a retired Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Texas A&M-Commerce. She has been a longtime advocate of Baylor College of Medicine and currently serves on its Partnership Board. Carolyn also In addition to her recent biography of her parents, Highways to the World, she has published academic books and articles on topics as diverse as violence in the schools, at-risk children and advantages of a year round school calendar.

Veteran Texas-based journalist John DeMers is the author of 50 published books, on subjects from Texas culture, history, food and drink to a popular series of crime novels set in far West Texas. Earlier works for Bright Sky Press include Follow the Smoke: 14,783 Miles of Great Texas Barbecue, Lone Star Chefs, Terlingua Heat and the Chef Brett adventures beginning with Marfa Shadows. John is also the host of the weekly “Delicious Mischief” radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin. He lives in Houston, Austin and Marfa.