Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) have taken over America s roads -- pushing fuel consumption up & traffic safety down. Author Keith Bradsher has long been at the forefront of critical SUV & here he delivers a thorough, undeniable indictment of these vehicles as much worse than cars -- for their occupants, for other motorists, for pedestrians, & for the planet itself. This masterpiece of investigative journalism shows how a flawed regulatory system, a desperate Detroit, & our national love for bigger & better have combined to create a highway arms race that puts us all at risk. With a new epilogue & appendix for the paperback edition. A sobering, infuriating, necessary book. Winner of the NY Public Lib. Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. B&W photos.
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Keith Bradsher has been a staff writer for The New York Times since 1989, and was one of its Washington correspondents from 1991 to 1995 before becoming the newspaper's Detroit bureau chief. He is now the Hong Kong bureau chief for the Times.Review:
"...Damned if Bradsher doesn't make a point. In fact a fusillade of points...[This is a] sobering, infuriating, necessary book." -- New York Times Book Review, October 6, 2002
"A chilling expos on the danger of SUVs." -- Toronto Globe and Mail, August 24, 2002
"An intelligent reader will conclude from this meticulous and sober investigation that the [SUV] makers...have exploited a lucrative market." -- Atlantic Monthly, October 2002
"Certain to raise public awareness of the many societal problems exacerbated by the proliferation of SUVs... a fascinating book." -- Toronto Star, September 23, 2002
"Dazzling...Bradsher writes with knowledge and confidence...A masterpiece of its kind, splendidly combining reporting, analysis, and indignation. " -- The New Republic, January 20, 2003.
"Not since [Nader] has there been such a critical look at the U.S. auto industry, or one that is more timely." -- John Marshall, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 30, 2002
"The growing grass-roots movement against the sport-utility vehicle now has a bible." -- Washington Post, September 22, 2002
"[A] marvelously told book...How [the auto market] came undone is Bradsher's menacing story, and I think he has it cold..." -- New York Times, November 26, 2002
"superb for many reasons...fascinating historical material is presented with narrative panache...Every engaged citizen...ought to read this book." -- Newsday, October 6, 2002
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Book Description Public Affairs, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110756789699