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Author Guroff, Margaret, 1962- author
Title The mechanical horse : how the bicycle reshaped American life / Margaret Guroff
Imprint Austin : University of Texas Press, 2016
book jacket
 Modern History Library  303.4832 G981    AVAILABLE    30550100641677
Edition First edition
Descript 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Discovering America
Discovering America series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The birth of the bike -- The need for speed -- The wheel, the woman, and the human body -- Paving the way for cars -- From producers to consumers -- The infinite highway of the air -- The cycles of war -- The king of the neighborhood -- The great American bicycle boom -- Bike messengers, tourists, and mountain bikers -- Are we there yet?
Subject Bicycles -- United States -- History
Cycling -- Social aspects -- United States
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