By Graeme Davison
Graeme Davison, Australia's top city historian, explores the Melbourne he is familiar with so good to teach us how the automobile entered our recognition - as an item of wish, an emblem of prestige, a writer of freedoms, a shaper of sexual mores. His is an interesting trip via landscapes replaced and towns redesigned by means of the automobile, of mayhem at the street and impact on the planet of politics, of groups challenged and the surroundings threatened, and of an ongoing love affair with a machine.
Car Wars is a background of individuals, politics, landscapes, clash, engineering, social routine and the surroundings. it's a tale that's erudite, illuminating and assuredly told.
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