Taking Charge: The Electric Automobile in America

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$29.95
Publisher
Smithsonian Books (DC)
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Pages
240
Dimensions
6.02 X 9.16 X 0.59 inches | 0.72 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781588340764
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About the Author
Michael Brian Schiffer is professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona in Tucson and the author of seven books, including The Portable Radio in American Life (1991).
Reviews
"A cracking good read."--Technology and Culture

"The car of the future turns out to be the car of the past, according to Schiffer in this peppy look at the electric car's Edwardian infancy."--Kirkus Reviews

"Much more than a historical overview, Schiffer puts his anthropology training to good effect in the text, livening his recitation with fascinating details about contemporary personalities and cultural settings. His volume provides the best insight to date of how and why electric vehicles faltered [in the past], and why that result was due more to culture than technology."--Environment

"Part car-nut's history, part social history, this is a fine resource for popular culture and American Studies collections."--Booklist