By Graeme Davison

this can be the tale of ways the automobile replaced a society.

Graeme Davison, Australia's prime city historian, explores the Melbourne he is aware so good to teach us how the auto entered our recognition - as an item of hope, an emblem of prestige, a author of freedoms, a shaper of sexual mores. His is an interesting trip via landscapes replaced and towns redesigned by way of the automobile, of mayhem at the street and impact on this planet of politics, of groups challenged and the surroundings threatened, and of an ongoing love affair with a machine.

Car Wars is a heritage of individuals, politics, landscapes, clash, engineering, social pursuits and the surroundings. it's a tale that's erudite, illuminating and assuredly told.

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