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Times Higher Education
"Seiler brilliantly illuminates the phenomenon of 'automobility' as key to US society and culture from 1895 to 1961. . . . This is a landmark book."
— Julia Keller
— Andrew O'Hagan
— Margaret Walsh
— William Wagner
“This is history of the best sort. Republic of Drivers is brilliant, nuanced, and astonishing—the cross-disciplinary scope of this book is close to incredible. Despite the extraordinary reach of his research and thinking, Seiler wears his learning lightly and is sure to reach a wide audience.”
"Written with grace and authority and finely wrought insight."
"Seiler’s argument is strong and elegant because it raises a point of wonder: how did a people, so rash and so blunt in many ways, manage to live out their desires in broad daylight to the extent that they did and still do?"
"Meldahl's study offers readers a unique opportunity to engage with the past through a western landscape that, on some places, remains much as it was in the gold-crazed years of the nineteenth century."
Posted June 21, 2012