Bryan Appleyard was educated at King's College, Cambridge. He was Financial News Editor and Deputy Arts Editor at The Times of London and has subsequently written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Spectator, and the New Statesman. He has been Feature Writer of the Year three times at the British Press Awards. In the 2019, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire for services to the arts and journalism. He lives in England.
"The Car: The Rise and Fall of the Machine That Made the Modern
World is an encyclopedic retrospective of how the car came to
be, how it has evolved over the past century and how, as the
subtitle suggests, it has shaped the world we live in."-- "Wall
"A delightfully meandering romp through key milestones in the development of the automobile, and the repercussions that it has wrought--both amazing and horrific."-- "Car and Driver Magazine"
"An entertaining and superbly researched story about the industrial age's most astonishing and enchanting creation."-- "Gavin Green, Car Magazine"
"As cars undergo their latest electro-smart evolution, Bryan Appleyard's extraordinary cultural history of them explains how they changed our everyday experience. This is a brilliantly written and thoughtful account of the machines that made our lives recognizably modern."--Michael Burleigh, author of Day of the Assassins and Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics
"Bryan Appleyard has written an important account of automotive history. This book is beautifully restrained, yet manages to communicate a wealth of fascinating information."--Jonathan Kellerman "The New York Times Book Review"
"Bryan Appleyard is well known to readers as a thoughtful interpreter of our frets and anxieties... a thinking man's Clarkson."
-- "The Spectator (UK)"
-- "The Sunday Times"
-- "The Observer"