Seize The Daylight

The Curious And Contentious Story Of Daylight Savings Time

by David S. Prerau

Seize The Daylight

Hardcover, 256 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $23 | purchase

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Seize The Daylight
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The Curious And Contentious Story Of Daylight Savings Time
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David S. Prerau

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The author explores the role of Daylight Savings Time in history, presenting the origins of the concept and its impact on the history of warfare, technology, and social development and looking at the contributions of Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and others.

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