Gregory Benford and the Editors of Popular Mechanics. The Wonderful Future that Never Was. New York and London: Hearst Books, 2010. A wonderfully illustrated look at techno-optimism from the early 1900s to the 1960s -- much of it American, of course. It's lighthearted in tone, but Benford is no dummy so hopefully the text is of value too.

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