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Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Why Men Love Things That Go

Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Why Men Love Things That Go

by Dan Kieran
     
 

What is it about an engine roaring into life that makes grown men go weak at the knees?—find out in this light-hearted look at one man's overwhelming obsession with machines

This is a book about machines and the men who love them. Some of these men are quite odd. Having always been a mechanophobe himself, living in the slow lane, Dan Kieran is on

Overview

What is it about an engine roaring into life that makes grown men go weak at the knees?—find out in this light-hearted look at one man's overwhelming obsession with machines

This is a book about machines and the men who love them. Some of these men are quite odd. Having always been a mechanophobe himself, living in the slow lane, Dan Kieran is on a mission to discover the allure of machines and man's need for speed. Follow Dan as he climbs aboard a penny-farthing for a jaunt around west London, drives a steam train through the "alps," joins the pit lane crew of Mitsubishi for the Britcar 24-hour race at Silverstone, discovers the link between Lawrence of Arabia and the "wall of death," meets tank collectors and the men behind "digger ballet," learns to fly in the shadow of Douglas Bader, and, along the way, wrestles with Aristotle, Jeremy Clarkson, Plato, Hunter S. Thompson, and, mostly, himself.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Absolutely enchanting and delightfully absurd."  —Good Book Guide on Three Men in a Float

"Brilliant."  —Daily Mail on Three Men in a Float

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719523298
Publisher:
Murray, John Publishers, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Kieran is the editor of the Crap trilogy, including The Idler Book of Crap Jobs, and the author of I Fought the Law. He coauthored The Myway Code and Three Men in a Float.

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