High and Mighty

High and Mighty : The Dangerous Rise of the SUV

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Winner of the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in JournalismWinner of The Washington Monthly's 2002 Annual Political Book AwardA New York Times Notable Book of the YearA BookSense 76 PickSince High and Mighty was published in the Fall of 2002, regulators and consumers have become increasingly suspicious of sport utility vehicles and their poor safety records, heavy air pollution, and misleading marketing. Yet SUV sales continue to rise, leading average fuel consumption of new vehicles to a twenty- two year low and pushing traffic deaths to the highest level since 1990. As aging SUVs enter the used market, the problem is likely to grow much worse. radsher makes a powerful case that these vehicles are much worse than cars-for their occupants, for other motorists, for pedestrians, and for the planet itself. In so doing, he pulls off a work of investigative journalism that shows how a flawed regulatory system, a desperate Detroit, and our national love for "bigger and better" have combined to create this highway arms race. The paperback includes an epilogue covering new developments and an appendix explaining how to drive an SUV more safely.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 149.86 x 203.2 x 33.02mm | 340.19g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1586482033
  • 9781586482039

About Keith Bradsher

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.show more

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