Mark Crispin Miller presents Meg Guroff

Come take a spin with Meg Guroff, who will reading from THE MECHANICAL HORSE: How the Bicycle Reshaped American Life, a new lively cultural history on how the bicycle has changed American life in all kinds of surprising ways. With Mark Crispin Miller, author and professor at NYU.

"Guroff makes a solid case for the bicycle as transformative in times of war (it was useful during World War I, for example, as “unobtrusive, gasoline- and forage-free transport”), and she maintains that bicycles inspired the Wright brothers in their airplane design. A bright, enthusiastic cultural history."—Kirkus Review

Margaret Guroff is a magazine editor. She is also the editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick, an online annotation of Herman Melville’s classic novel. She teaches writing at the Johns Hopkins University

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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