BULLDOZER (Yale University Press, 2016)
Winner of the 2017 Lewis Mumford Prize for Best Book in American Planning History
This first history of the bulldozer follows the machine from its use as a weapon in World War II through its role in the massive suburban housing, interstate highway, and urban renewal projects that dramatically transformed postwar American space.
Francesca Russello Ammon is assistant professor of city and regional planning and historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies the history of the built environment, focusing on the social, material, and cultural life of cities in the twentieth-century United States. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.