The Detroit bureau chief of "The New York Times" exposes the dangers posed to the people who drive SUVs and the drivers who must share the road with them, tracing the vehicle's history, environmental impact, and crashworthiness.
Bureau chief for The New York Times first in Detroit and now in Hong Kong, Bradsher offers a biography of the half-tanks that are clogging US streets. He relies mostly on quotes from within the automobile industry by the people who have designed, built, and marketed them despite reservations about their practicality and safety. Among his revelations is that insurance for the vehicles is subsidized by everyone else's premiums. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)