"Duncan R. Jamieson" tag

Fascinating study of an early bicycle enthusiast

The bicycle revolutionized everyday life in the second half of the 19th century. In his appreciative review of Jeremy Withers’ new book The War of the Wheels: H. G. Wells and the Bicycle (Syracuse University Press), Duncan Jamieson outlines the historical context in which H. G. Wells and many others were physically and geographically liberated by the two wheeled wonder.

The history of long distance bicycling and the emergence of the cycling travelogue

In The Self-Propelled Voyager: How the Cycle Revolutionized Travel (Rowman & Littlefield), Duncan R. Jamieson chronicles the history of long distance cycling and the writings by long distance cyclists. Our reviewer is Bill Sund, and he discovers a new cycling universe in the bicycle travelers’ accounts of their trips. A gratifying read.