The Motoring Age. The Automobile and Britain 1896-1939


Author: Peter Thorold
Date of Publication: 2003

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In the forty years before the Second World War Britain was changed for ever by the automobile.

This rich, evocative and entertaining book charts that transformation. At first motoring was a sport, the car a plaything of the rich – think King Edward and Mr Toad. Soon motor transport – its value confirmed many times over in the war – became central to the economy.

The automobile became an instrument of civilization and rejuvenated countryside, towns and villages left derelict by agricultural depression. The car was a symbol of individual liberty for men – and women; it was glamorous and stylish and sexy too.

Hardback almost as new.

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Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 24 × 17 × 3 cm