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Call #
917.304 G
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Descript.
306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Contents
Prologue: Paris, Michigan : mid-August 1923 --1914 --1915 --1916 --1918 --1919 --1920 --1921 --Interlude: November 1921-June 1923 --1923 --1924 --Jep Bisbee is famous.
Summary
"A brilliant portrait of two American giants, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, and America entering the automobile age, told through the fascinating but little-known narrative of the summer road trips taken by Edison and Ford"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-288) and index.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9781501159305 (hardcover)
1501159305 (hardcover)
Call #
306.0973 R
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Descript.
xii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
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Note
Includes index.
Contents
Swerving through the seventies : a family boldly leaves its driveway -- Pioneers of the pavement : the long road to the interstates -- Hey, where's everybody going? : Americans set off to discover America -- Packed in like sardines : join us, won't you? -- Smokeys in the bush : dodging cops (and stops) on the interstates -- Time to pass : diversions, directions and discoveries -- Eating up the miles : dining while driving -- Inn and out : motels, hotels and invaders from space -- Heavy metal highways : land yachts, station wagons and "the Thing" -- Through the windshield together : a crash course in seatbelts and safety -- Up, up and away : all roads lead to the airport -- Leaving it all behind : the end of the road for road trips?
Summary
Explores the history of the family road trip, how its evolution mirrored the evolution of the United States, and why road trips have largely disappeared.
Subject
Title
Do not make me pull over!
ISBN/ISSN
9781501188749 (hardcover)
1501188747
9781501188756 (pbk.)
1501188755
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