The construction of the bridge took political courage, creative engineering, people working together, and a determination to overcome pettiness. In this detailed history, journalism professor David W. Guth traces the bridges history from its planning to its post-construction effects on the region.
From his boyhood memories of the bridge to the details of its construction, the book also tells the story of the people of Marylandoften referred to as a confederacy of two shores.
The recurring themes during the debate over building the first, the second, and now possibly a third bridge highlight issues confronting all Americans, including social and political equality, the price of unrestrained growth, the role government should play in our lives, and the importance of enlightened and courageous leadership.
While there were unintended consequences that went along with building a bridge to cross the Chesapeake, it began the process of removing social, political, racial, cultural, and economic barriers.
David W. Guth is an associate professor at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Kansas. Born in Baltimore and raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, he earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Maryland and a master of arts from the University of North Carolina. His research interests are crisis communication and political communication. Prior to teaching, Guth was a broadcast journalist and a public relations practitioner. His reporting honors include the prestigious Peabody Award. He is the co-author of three public relations textbooks and the award-winning Media Guide for Attorneys.
In its fourth edition, Strategic Writing emphasizes the goal-oriented mission of high-quality public relations and media writing with clear, concise instructions for more than 40 types of documents. This multidisciplinary text covers writing for public relations, advertising, sales and marketing, and business communication. In addition, it includes concise chapters on topics such as diversity, ethics and the legal aspects of strategic writing. Featuring a spiral binding, examples for each document and a user-friendly "recipe" approach, Strategic Writing is ideal for undergraduate PR or advertising writing classes that take an interdisciplinary approach. This new edition devotes new attention throughout to social media and writing in the digital realm, and features new and updated online resources for students and instructors.