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American Road: The Story of an Epic Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age

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On July 7, 1919, a cavalcade of sixty-nine military motor vehicles set off from the White House on an epic journey. Their goal was California, and ahead of them lay 3,250 miles of mud and rock. Sixty-two days later they arrived in San Francisco, having averaged just five miles an hour.

American Road is the story of this incredible trip that was proposed by the government to crystallize the need for good roads. Pete Davies vividly chronicles this remarkable voyage, bringing to life the men on the trip, their trials with uncooperative equipment and weather, and the punishing landscape they encountered. This richly detailed book is a piece of history unknown to many, and a celebration of our love affair with the road.

About the Author

Pete Davies is the author of a number of critically acclaimed works of nonfiction, including Inside the Hurricane (0-8050-6611-X) and The Devils Flu (0-8050-6622-5). He lives in West Yorkshire, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805072976
Subtitle:
The Story of an Epic Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Author:
Davies, Pete
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
State, Provincial & Local Government
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Automotive - History
Subject:
Government - State & Provincial
Publication Date:
20030501
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-pp bandw insert
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.24x5.50x.78 in. .60 lbs.

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