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From the Publisher"...Rieger's book is well written, well researched and well argued. It not only fills an important gap in research but by following a comparative approach also pushes the boundaries of historiography further."
-Anselm Heinrich, Department of History, Lancaster University, H-German
"...an original and welcome contribution. ...[an] impressive engagement of scholarship."
-Business History Review
"Drawing on an extremely wide range of popular contemporary writings and pictorial material, it not only offers interesting insights into the debates on three technologies, but also uses a sophisticated and stimulating comparative approach to the cultural appropriation of technology."
-Barbara Schmucki, Technology and Culture
"Bernhard Rieger's new book is a far-reaching and penetrating account of how the culture of modernity forever remade Britain and Germany in the years from the late nineteenth century through World War II. The fascination with machines, speed, and industrial power, he convincingly shows, not only became a dramatic dimension of Anglo-German military rivalry but also spurred the creation of new national identities fashioned for the industrial age...Technology and the Culture of Modernity is a well-written and cearly argued account of the cultureal shock of the new, successfully charting as it does the diverse ways in whic hBritain and Germany feared and fantasized about technology's promethean powers in the not so distant past."
-Paul Betts, University of Sussex
"Rieger's ambitious and useful book is a comparison of how technology was perceived in Great Britain and Germany from 1890-1945." -Troy Paddock, German Studies Review
"The analysis and presentation of this complex yet coherent tapestry offers a fresh approach that takes the social and cultural history of techonology to a higher level. This, to my mind, is the book's most important contribution." -Eda Kranakis, Historie sociale