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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Why Men Like Things that Go

By Dan Kieran

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A light-hearted look at man's obsession with machines.

What is it about an engine roaring into life that makes grown men go weak at the knees?

This is a book about machines and the men who love them. Some of these men are quite odd. Having always been a mechanaphobe 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 (yes, 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.

Join Dan as he makes a journey of discovery into another world, the happy and quirky world of the Great British potterer and machine enthusiast. Could he even be tempted to stay there?

Biographical Notes

Dan Kieran is the editor of the original best-selling CRAP trilogy, and the author of I FOUGHT THE LAW. He co-authored THE MYWAY CODE and THREE MEN IN A FLOAT with Ian Vince. He is deputy editor of the Idler.

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  • ISBN: 9781848542174
  • Publication date: 11 Jun 2009
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  • Imprint: John Murray
Praise for THREE MEN IN A FLOAT — :
'Brilliant' — Daily Mail
'Absolutely enchanting and delightfully absurd' — Good Book Guide
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