Spring Forward

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Spring Forward

The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving

By Michael Downing

Counterpoint LLC, Paperback, 9781582434957, 228pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2009

Downing is obsessed with Daylight Saving, the loopy idea that became the most persistent political controversy in American history. "Spring Forward" is his portrait of public policy in the 20th century, a perennially boiling cauldron of unsubstantiated science, profiteering masked as piety, and mysteriously shifting time-zone boundaries.

About the Author
Downing teaches creative writing at Tufts University.