"Jeremy Withers" 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.