Post, Robert C(harles)

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POST, Robert C(harles). American, b. 1937. Genres: History, Technology. Career: Motor Vehicle Division, Los Angeles Co Dept of Beaches, Redondo Beach, CA, supervisor, 1958-68; worked as a maitre d' and bartender, Manhattan Beach, CA, 1961-65; Pacific Historical Review, Los Angeles, editorial asst, 1966-71; Los Angeles Metropolitan History Project, principal investigator, 1969-71; National Museum of History and Technology, Washington, DC, research fellow, division of electricity, 1971-72, museum specialist, division of engineering, 1973-74, historian, office of the director, 1974-77, supervising historian, Exhibits Task Force, 1977-79, curator, division of transportation, and vice chair, dept of history of science and technology, 1980-82; Smithsonian Exposition Books, Washington, DC, editor, 1979- 80; National Museum of American History, Washington, DC, editor-in-chief of Technology and Culture, 1981-95, curator-at-large, 1982-95, associate director of the Lemelson Center for Invention and Innovation, 1995-96; University of Maryland, College Park, professor of history, 1996-2001. Publications: Physics, Patents, and Politics, 1976; American Maritime Enterprise, 1978; The Tancook Whalers, 1986; Street Railways and the Growth of Los Angeles, 1989; High Performance: The Culture and Technology of Drag Racing, 1950-2000, 1994, rev. ed., 2001; Technology, Transport, and Travel in American History, 2003. EDITOR: 1876: A Centennial Exhibition, 1976; (with A. Doster and J. Goodwin) The American Land, 1979; (and contrib.) Every Four Years, 1980, rev. ed., 1984; (with O. Mayr) Yankee Enterprise, 1981, rev. ed., 1995; (and contrib.) American Enterprise, 1984; (with S.H. Cutcliffe) In Context-History and the History of Technology, 1989; (and contrib.) The Spirit of American Invention, 1989. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals. Address: 544 S Aurora St, Easton, MD 21601, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]

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