Speaker David Herlihy
Host Amy Draves
Date recorded 10 July 2013
Because we live in an age of cross-country bicycle racing and high-tech mountain bikes, we may overlook the decades of development and ingenuity that transformed the basic concept of human-powered transportation into a marvel of engineering. In Bicycle: The History (named by Outside magazine as the #1 book on bicycles), David Herlihy recounts the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions it aroused. He retraces the extraordinary story of the bicycle—a history of disputed patents, brilliant inventions, and missed opportunities – and shows us why the bicycle captured the public’s imagination and the myriad ways in which it reshaped our world.
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