Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time

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DIANE Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2008 - 202 pages
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Almost 100 years ago, lawmakers across America first debated, ridiculed, & then embraced the possibility of saving an hour of daylight. This is a portrait of public policy in the 20th century, a perennially boiling stew of unsubstantiated science, profiteering masked as piety, & mysteriously shifting time-zone boundaries. Downing sifts through a century of Congressional hearings, contemporary newspaper reporting, town meetings, & the annual tidal wave of letters to editors & weblog diatribes -- & he lets Daylight¿s vociferous opponents & voracious proponents speak for themselves, a dizzyingly hilarious debate that seems destined to continue for as long as we ask one another, ¿What time is it?¿

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