The War of the Wheels

H. G. Wells and the Bicycle
Author: Jeremy Withers
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815654030
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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Amid apocalyptic invasions and time travel, one common machine continually appears in H. G. Wells’s works: the bicycle. From his scientific romances and social comedies, to utopias, futurological speculations, and letters, Wells’s texts abound with bicycles. In The War of the Wheels, Withers examines this mode of transportation as both something that played a significant role in Wells’s personal life and as a literary device for creating elaborate characters and complex themes. Withers traces Wells’s ambivalent relationship with the bicycle throughout his writing. While he celebrated it as a singular and astonishing piece of technology, and continued to do so long after his contemporaries abandoned their enthusiasm for the bicycle, he was not an unwavering promoter of this machine. Wells acknowledged the complex nature of cycling, its contribution to a growing dependence on and fetishization of technology, and its role in humanity’s increasing sense of superiority. Moving into the twenty-first century, Withers reflects on how the works of H. G. Wells can serve as a valuable locus for thinking through many of our current issues and problems related to transportation, mobility, and sustainability.

First Taste of Freedom

A Cultural History of Bicycle Marketing in the United States
Author: Robert Turpin
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815654391
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 287
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The bicycle has long been a part of American culture but few would describe it as an essential element of American identity in the same way that it is fundamental to European and Asian cultures. Instead, American culture has had a more turbulent relationship with the bicycle. First introduced in the United States in the 1830s, the bicycle reached its height of popularity in the 1890s as it evolved to become a popular form of locomotion for adults. Two decades later, ridership in the United States collapsed. As automobile consumption grew, bicycles were seen as backward and unbecoming—particularly for the white middle class. Turpin chronicles the story of how the bicycle’s image changed dramatically, shedding light on how American consumer patterns are shaped over time. Turpin identifies the creation and development of childhood consumerism as a key factor in the bicycle’s evolution. In an attempt to resurrect dwindling sales, sports marketers reimagined the bicycle as a child’s toy. By the 1950s, it had been firmly established as a symbol of boyhood adolescence, further accelerating the declining number of adult consumers. Tracing the ways in which cycling suffered such a loss in popularity among adults is fundamental to understanding why the United States would be considered a "car" culture from the 1950s to today. As a lens for viewing American history, the story of the bicycle deepens our understanding of our national culture and the forces that influence it.

Fit for America

Athletic Administration and Collegiate Sport, 1914-1945
Author: Matthew Lindaman
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815654359
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 280
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Fit for America is at once an intellectual biography of Major John L. Griffith, one of the preeminent intercollegiate athletics administrators of the twentieth century, and an in-depth look at how athletics shaped national military preparedness in a time of war and anticommunist sentiment. Lindaman traces Griffith’s forty-year career, one that spanned both world wars and included his appointment as the first Big Ten commissioner from 1922 until 1945. Griffith also served as NCAA president in the 1930s and later became the secretary-treasurer during World War II. Throughout his career, he worked tirelessly to advance the role and importance of collegiate sports on a regional and national level. In an era of heightened fears of communism, Griffith saw intercollegiate athletics as a way to prepare young men to become fit, disciplined military recruits. Griffith also founded his own publication, the Athletic Journal, in 1922 in which he published opinion pieces and solicited the opinions of other leading coaches and administrators nationwide. Through these pages, Lindaman explores not only Griffith’s philosophy but also the emergence of a coaching and athletic administration network. Drawing on voluminous primary source material and the many writings Griffith left behind, Fit for America brings long-overdue attention to a figure who was instrumental in shaping the world of American intercollegiate sports.

When Running Made History


Author: Roger Robinson
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 081565443X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 306
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Robinson takes readers on a globe-trotting tour that combines a historian’s insight with vivid personal memories going back to just after World War II. From experiencing the 1948 "Austerity Olympics" in London as a young spectator to working as a journalist in the Boston Marathon media center at the moment of the 2013 bombings, Robinson offers a fascinating first-person account of the tragic and triumphant moments that impacted the world and shaped the modern sport. He chronicles the beginnings of the American running boom, the emergence of women's running, the end of the old amateur rules, and the redefinition of aging for athletes and amateurs. With an intimate perspective and insightful reporting, Robinson captures major historical events through the lens of running. He recounts running in Berlin at the time of German reunification in 1990, organizing a replacement track meet in New Zealand after the disastrous 2011 earthquake, and the triumph of Ethiopian athlete Abebe Bikila in the 1960 Olympics in Rome. As an avid runner, journalist, and fan, Robinson brings these global events to life and reveals the intimate and powerful ways in which running has intersected with recent history.

The South East from 1000 AD


Author: C. B. Phillips,J. H. Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317871707
Category: History
Page: 444
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A volume dealing with the regional and local history of South East England, this covers the landcape and society of the modern counties of Surrey, Kent, East and West Sussex and Greater London, south of the Thames from late Anglo-Saxon times to the present. The authors have tried to show the diversity that can be found within the region as well as common characteristics which illustrate the local peculiarities of the area. The works in the series offer a synthesis of both historical and archaeological work in local areas. Each region is covered in two linked but independent volumes, the first covering the period up to AD 1000 and necessarily relying on archaeological data, and the second bringing the story up to modern times. It aims to portray life as it was experienced by the majority of people of South Britain or England as it was to become. The authors look at the major historical events which have an impact on the reagion - wars, plagues, technological changes and socio-cultural trends amongst them - but they also stress the underlying continuity of rural and urban life.

The Wheel and Cycling Trade Review


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Publisher: N.A
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The Last of Old Europe

A Grand Tour with A.J.P. Taylor
Author: Alan John Percivale Taylor
Publisher: London : Sidgwick & Jackson
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 225
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Photographs show royalty, industry, urban and rural life, wealth, poverty, religious practices, transportation, work, leisure, women, and soldiers in Europe between 1850 and the First World War

Die Zeitmaschine


Author: H.G. Wells
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3748122160
Category: Fiction
Page: 124
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H. G. Wells: Die Zeitmaschine | Neuausgabe, 2019 || Ein genialer Erfinder im London des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts entwickelt eine Maschine, mit der er in der Zeit reisen kann. Bei einer abendlichen Gesellschaft erzählt er Freunden und Wissenschaftskollegen von der sensationellen Erfindung. Während die sich noch wundern und ihn für geistig umnachtet erklären, setzt er sich in sein Zeitreise-Gefährt und entschwindet. Er strandet im Jahr 802.701 n. Chr., wo er nicht etwa auf eine hochtechnisierte und perfektionierte Gesellschaft trifft, - sondern er findet sich in traumhafter Landschaft wieder, in dem ein zartes und scheues Völkchen das Leben in der Natur genießt - spielend, schwimmend, schlafend und scherzend. Der Zeitreisende scheint im Paradies angelangt zu sein. Doch diese so schön wirkende Welt birgt ein monströses Geheimnis ... || "Der erste und immer noch beste aller Zeitreise-Romane"

Illustrated sports, with which is incorporated Goy's calendar of sports


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Who's who


Author: Henry Robert Addison,Charles Henry Oakes,William John Lawson,Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography
Page: N.A
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Bearings

The Cycling Authority of America
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bicycles
Page: N.A
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The Weekly Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Das Ende der Menschheit

Roman
Author: Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641204925
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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Vierzehn Jahre sind vergangen, seit die Invasion der Marsianer Englands Städte in Schutt und Asche legte. Vierzehn Jahre, seit die Angreifer vom roten Planeten an den Mikroben der Erde zugrunde gingen. Seitdem herrschen Frieden, Wohlstand und Fortschritt. Als man erneut den Start von Marsraketen beobachtet, macht sich daher keiner Sorgen – bis auf Walter Jenkins. Und er hat recht. Denn die Marsianer kommen zurück. Und sie wollen nur eins: Rache.

The New York Times Book Review


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Publisher: N.A
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The Sketch

A Journal of Art and Actuality
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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New York Times Book Review and Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
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International Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783598221187
Category: English imprints
Page: 5
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The Engineer


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Engineering
Page: N.A
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Tono-Bungay

Roman
Author: Herbert G. Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423122382
Category:
Page: 520
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