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The Great Race: The Amazing Round-The-World Auto Race of 1908

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Long before the Amazing Race television show there was the Great Race—a thrilling true story that will grab readers from the start to the finish line.

In February of 1908, six cars from four countries gathered in Times Square for the pistol shot that began the first around-the-world automobile race. Gas-powered cars hadnt been round very long, and roads were nonexistent as this group of hardy pioneers set out to drive from New York to Paris, hoping to cross the ice of the Bering Strait along the way. The Europeans were sure their cars were superior, but it would be the scrappy Americans in their Thomas Flyer, after braving twenty-foot snowdrifts, bandits, and many near drownings, who would win the race.

In a book published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the race, Gary Blackwood, author of well-known historical-fiction novels, crafts a thrilling narrative of great courage and splendid folly, illustrated with original, never-before-published photographs throughout.

Synopsis:

In February of 1908, six cars from four countries gathered in Times Square for the pistol shot that began the first around-the-world automobile race. Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the race, this book is illustrated with original, never-before-published photographs throughout.

About the Author

Gary Blackwood is the acclaimed author of many childrens books, including The Shakespeare Stealer and Shakespeares Scribe. His accolades are many and include an American Library Association Notable Childrens Book and a School Library Journal Best Book. He lives with his family in Nova Scotia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810994898
Author:
Blackwood, Gary
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Author:
Blackwood, Gary L.
Subject:
Motor Sports
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Voyages around the world
Subject:
Automobile racing -- History.
Subject:
Voyages around the world - History -
Subject:
Automotive-Racing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
May 2008
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
63 BandW photographs
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.00 x 7.00 in
Age Level:
08-12

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