The War of the Wheels

The War of the Wheels

When we jump to Anticipations' specifically military-focused chapter, titled “War in the Twentieth Century,” we again ... Wells informs us, “invented a military bicycle with a wheel of solid iron that can be used as a shield” (117).

Author: Jeremy Withers

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815654032

Category: Literary Criticism

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Amid apocalyptic invasions and time travel, one common machine continually appears in H. G. Wells’s works: the bicycle. From his scientific romances and social comedies, to utopias, futurological speculations, and letters, Wells’s texts abound with bicycles. In The War of the Wheels, Withers examines this mode of transportation as both something that played a significant role in Wells’s personal life and as a literary device for creating elaborate characters and complex themes. Withers traces Wells’s ambivalent relationship with the bicycle throughout his writing. While he celebrated it as a singular and astonishing piece of technology, and continued to do so long after his contemporaries abandoned their enthusiasm for the bicycle, he was not an unwavering promoter of this machine. Wells acknowledged the complex nature of cycling, its contribution to a growing dependence on and fetishization of technology, and its role in humanity’s increasing sense of superiority. Moving into the twenty-first century, Withers reflects on how the works of H. G. Wells can serve as a valuable locus for thinking through many of our current issues and problems related to transportation, mobility, and sustainability.
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Annual Reports of the War Department

Annual Reports of the War Department

The axles , axle plates , flasks , and wheels show no signs of having been subjected to excessive strains . One flask was found to be cracked at its junction with the lunette plate , but this does not indicate any lack of strength in ...

Author: United States. War Department

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ISBN: UOM:39015035041139

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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion

LIST OF UNITED STATES VESSELS OF WAR SERVING IN THE HOME SQUADRON AND POTOMAO FLOTILLA DURING THE PERIOD COVERED BY THIS VOLUME . NAME . RATE . TONNAGE . CLASS . ... 938 Screw steamer Revenue cutter 123 Side - wheel steamer 619 ..do .

Author: United States. Navy Department

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ISBN: OSU:32435030148639

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The War of the Rebellion

The War of the Rebellion

The badly - torn wheels and carriages of my battery from Mivie balls will convince any one of the close proximity to the enemy in which we were . I had 28 horses slain in the battle , exclusive of officers ' horses .

Author: United States. War Department

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ISBN: UCR:31210009969112

Category: Confederate States of America

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The Wheel of Life

The Wheel of Life

After lots of joyous singing, laughter and ravenous eating, I listened raptly as various members explained how the IVSP—founded after World War I and later a model for the American Peace Corps—was dedicated to creating world peace and ...

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476715285

Category: Psychology

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On Life and Living Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D., is the woman who has transformed the way the world thinks about death and dying. Beginning with the groundbreaking publication of the classic psychological study On Death and Dying and continuing through her many books and her years working with terminally ill children, AIDS patients, and the elderly, Kübler-Ross has brought comfort and understanding to millions coping with their own deaths or the deaths of loved ones. Now, at age seventy-one facing her own death, this world-renowned healer tells the story of her extraordinary life. Having taught the world how to die well, she now offers a lesson on how to live well. Her story is an adventure of the heart -- powerful, controversial, inspirational -- a fitting legacy of a powerful life.
Categories: Psychology

Miscellaneous Publication National Bureau of Standards

Miscellaneous Publication   National Bureau of Standards

If the war had continued for the entire year , it was expected that the output would have exceeded 20 000 000 ... WHEELS , INVESTIGATION OF ARTILLERY , TRUCK , AND AIRPLANE The Bureau's superior testing facilities resulted in its being ...

Author: United States. National Bureau of Standards

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105112091603

Category: Weights and measures

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Decisions of the War Department Board of Contract Adjustment

Decisions of the War Department Board of Contract Adjustment

No request was made by Four Wheel Drive Auto Co. for the intervention of the National War Labor Board in connection with the dispute in the factory of Merchant & Evans Co., nor does it appear that the former wTas asked formally or ...

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Publisher: LLMC

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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

And of their appliances, perhaps nothing is more wonderful to a man than the curious fact that what is the dominant feature of almost all human devices in mechanism is absent—the wheel is absent; among all the things they brought to ...

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 9781932100556

Category: Literary Criticism

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** COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED ** One of the great classics of literature, this ominous tale warns of a Martian invasion and their bloodsucking vengeance on humans. This essay collection from scientists, science fiction writers, and social commentators offers a literary critique of the famous tale, discusses the book's social and historical influences, and admires its continuing relevance in the literary and pop culture spheres. Contributors include Stephen Baxter, David Gerrold, Mike Resnick, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and Mercedes Lackey. A complete and unabridged edition of The War of the Worlds also accompanies the essays.
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Life Is a Wheel

Life Is a Wheel

... most unsettled by the occasional shows ofhostility admit that the overwhelming reaction of the Vietnamese in the North was one of unqualified welcome. “It's weird,” said Wilson Hubbell, 49, who was a helicopter crewman in the war.

Author: Bruce Weber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451695014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Based on the author's popular New York Times series, the best-selling author of As They See 'Em chronicles his revelatory cross-country bicycle trip during the summer and fall of 2011. 50,000 first printing.
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A Turning Wheel

A Turning Wheel

I still believe that this was the core of the problem, and that the war was essentially a political rather than a military one, which is to say that it was unwinnable militarily but could have been ameliorated and compromised sooner.

Author: Robert Shaplen

Publisher: New York : Random House

ISBN: UOM:39015008207485

Category: Asia

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Categories: Asia