Happy release day to Evans Paull, author of Stop the Road: Stories from the Trenches of Baltimore’s Road Wars. Stop the Road is an up-close-and-personal account of Baltimore’s 40-year battle over expressway plans. Meet the unsung heroes, a ragtag band of neighborhood activists, preservationists, and environmentalists who saved Baltimore from its own leadership, thereby protecting Baltimore’s historic waterfront communities of Federal Hill, Fell’s Point, and Canton. But that glorious and unlikely win must be tempered with the equally compelling but inglorious story behind the disastrous Highway to Nowhere. This is Baltimore unmasked and laid threadbare for the most momentous decisions since the building of the B&O Railroad.
Stop the Road is available worldwide! Click here to snag your copy, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore.
Stop the Road has already hit #1 bestseller status in THREE categories on Amazon, and reviewer feedback is pouring in:
“Paull’s surgical dissection of the 40-year battle produces a book that is essential for understanding today’s Baltimore.”
Antero Pietila, author, Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City
“It was people, not politicians, who stood up and saved Baltimore from the ravages of the East-West Expressway. Evans Paull has found many of these courageous people, the folks who resisted, persisted, and finally prevailed. He has made their ‘highway stories’ a compelling human history of the challenges that faced post-war urban America.”
Mark Reutter, Senior Editor, Baltimore Brew
“If you think about the things that have really changed the face of Baltimore as we know it today, to me there is nothing more important than the road wars.”
C. William Struever, Baltimore developer and urban strategist