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In this, the ultimate history of the bicycle, David Herlihy recounts the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions it aroused. The pioneer ...Show synopsisIn this, the ultimate history of the bicycle, David Herlihy recounts the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions it aroused. The pioneer racer insisted the bicycle would become "as common as umbrellas." Mark Twain was more skeptical, enjoining his reader to "get a bicycle. You will not regret it-if you live." Herlihy shows readers why the bicycle captured the public's imagination and the myriad ways in which it reshaped the world.Hide synopsis
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The author focuses strongly on the early development of the bicycle and has obviously engaged in an enormous amount of detailed research with result his conclusions regarding who was responsible for the machines which lead to the modern bicycle are different from what is usually put forward in Bicycle ...
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