Tuesday, June 15th
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33154
David Herlihy, Boston-based author of Bicycle: The History (Yale University Press 2004) will be appearing in Coral Gables to promote his new book, The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance, at Books and Books.
The Lost Cyclist is about Frank Lenz, a young man who left his home in PIttsburgh in the spring of 1892 to cycle around the world on a new-fangled "pneumatic safety" (the prototype of the modern bicycle), only to disappear mysteriously in Turkey two years into his epic journey.
David Herlihy will also give a digital slideshow of photographs Lenz took before his world tour (on an old-fashioned "high-wheeler") and during (crossing the US, Japan, China, Burma, India, and Persia).