|Author||: David V. Herlihy|
|Publisher||: Yale University Press|
|Total Pages||: 490|
|Rating||: 4/5 (479 Downloads)|
Download or read book Bicycle written by David V. Herlihy and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 490 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 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.