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"A modern, efficient highway system is essential to meet the needs of our growing population, our expanding economy, and our national security." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 6, 1955

Abilene, Kan. - The next virtual book club will meet September 14 at 7 p.m. central time. The program is free and open to the public -- join us online or by phone.

Join this program as if you were meeting your friends in a cozy café or living room with a glass of wine -- even if you have not read the book. The September book selection is Divided Highways: Building the Interstate System, Transforming American Life by Tom Lewis. No other infrastructure project has changed the landscape of daily lives of Americans perhaps more than the interstate highway system. Lewis provides a an encompassing history of the people and policies related to highway development in the United States.

The entire reading list schedule is available on the Eisenhower Presidential Library's website (

Google Meet online:
Telephone: 617-675-4444‬ (PIN: 814 570 732 2178‬# ‪)
[Please join 10 minutes early so the program may begin on time.]

The 2021 Ike Book Talk series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation, Jeffcoat Foundation, Humanities Kansas, and the Abilene Public Library. For more details about this event, visit

About the Eisenhower Presidential Library

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 15 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit