Pedal Power: The Quiet Rise of the Bicycle in American Public Life (Hardback)
  • Pedal Power: The Quiet Rise of the Bicycle in American Public Life (Hardback)

Pedal Power: The Quiet Rise of the Bicycle in American Public Life (Hardback)

Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 30/01/2008
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This book examines the surging national interest in bike-friendly public policies and argues that this growth is likely to escalate. Currents in U.S. culture that have supported the dominance of the car are edging toward exhaustion. At the same time, other factors including congestion, contentious and unreliable energy resources, rising pollution, and global warming support the expansion of the bike's use. A surprising array of political organizations, visionary politicians, and colorful individuals powers this movement.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781594514623
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

"And if you will join me in this improbable quest, if you feel destiny calling, and see as I see, a future of endless possibility stretching before us; if you sense, as I sense, that the time is now to shake off our slumber, and slough off our fear, and make good on the debt we owe past and future generations, then I'm ready to take up the cause, and march with you, and work with you. Together, starting today, let us finish the work that needs to be done, and usher in a new birth of freedom on this Earth."
-Senator Barack Obama, announcing his candidacy for the presidency, Springfield, Illinois, 10 February 2007

"Will Barack Obama be the next president of the United States? Should he
be? John Wilson thoughtfully examines these questions in a perceptive and incisive analysis of Obama's appeal to the American people."
-Geoffrey Stone, the Harry Kalven Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, and author of Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism

"...essential reading for anyone wishing to try to make more sense of contemporary American presidential politics and social policy. Highly recommended for all libraries."
-Stephen K. Shaw in Library Journal

"...a thoughtful look at what Obama's candidacy means"

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