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Stephen Goddard

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Colonel Albert Pope and His American Dream Machines: The Life and Times of a Bicycle Tycoon Turned Automotive Pioneer. By Stephen Goddard. Pope's company was the world's largest manufacturer of bicycles in the late 1800s. His production methods pointed the way for the building of automobiles through lightweight metals, rubber tires, precision machining, interchangeability of parts, and vertical integration. The founder of the Good Roads Movement, Pope entered automobile manufacturing while steam, electricity, and gasoline power were still vying for supremacy. The story of his failed dream of dominating U.S. automobile production is an engrossing view into America's industrial history. More… | Stephen Goddard EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030

Getting There: The Epic Struggle between Road and Rail in the American Century. Goddard tells the story of how the struggle between the highwaymen and the railroaders ultimately changed the course of modern transportation. He describes how automakers, engineers, contractors, and government officials dethroned the railroad barons. His story covers the history of what has come to be called 'the highway lobby,' how road interests led by General Motors Corp. conspired in city after city to destroy efficient trolley systems, and how transportation has shaped the nation and its economy. More…

       Getting There: The Epic Struggle between Road and Rail in the American Century

Race to the Sky: The Wright Brothers Versus the United States Government. The story of the struggle between the Wright brothers and the Federal Government to be first to build a flying machine, and the raw ambition, high ideals, greed, and cloak and dagger tactics of each side. By 1903, the Federal venture was in its seventh year and the Wright brothers had been working nights and weekends – often in secret –for four years. Everything came to a head in eight tense days in December when the battle – and the fame that would follow – was decided and the Wright brothers were victorious. More...

       Race to the Sky: The Wright Brothers Versus the United States Government

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