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Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile Hardcover – Apr 2 2012

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada Ltd (April 2 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554686245
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554686247
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #173,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A marvellous investigation of urban transit. . . . Comprehensive, insightful and well-written.” ― THE GLOBE AND MAIL

“Straphanger is a book by somebody who loves cities for people who love them.” ― NATIONAL POST

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

TARAS GRESCOE is the author of four books, including the bestselling Bottomfeeder, which won the 2008 Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize and the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction. Two other titles, Sacré Blues and The End of Elsewhere, were shortlisted for Writers’ Trust awards. His work has appeared in a great variety of major publications including The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Gourmet, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic, The Times (UK) and The Independent. He lives in Montreal. Visit him online at

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By brent granby on Nov. 16 2015
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Great book. . A must read for everyone in North America!
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By L. Klein on Nov. 19 2014
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Great review of world-wide transit June 4 2012
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This is a great read for anyone interested in improving our cities, for those sick of sitting in traffic and those wondering why our cities in North America are the way they are. Grescoe brings in international experience and historical context to explain why we live the way we do, and how we can live better.