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Motor girls : how women took the wheel and drove boldly into the twentieth century

Author: Sue Macy
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Partners, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Come along for a joy ride in this tribute to the daring women -- Motor Girls, as they were called at the turn of the century -- who got behind the wheel of the first cars and paved the way for change. The automobile has always symbolized freedom, and in this book we meet the first generation of female motorists who drove cars for fun, profit, and to make a statement about the evolving role of women. From the advent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Nonfiction
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile fiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Macy
ISBN: 9781426326974 1426326971 9781426326981 142632698X
OCLC Number: 951613762
Description: 96 pages : colored illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: America, meet the motor car --
Motoring laws --
The time of her life --
Mind your manners --
Going the distance --
The well-dressed motorist --
The need for speed --
Road reads --
Driving for liberty --
Motoring milestones --
Bumpy roads --
Shifting gears.
Responsibility: Sue Macy ; forward by Danica Patrick.

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-Macy's lively writing and vivid descriptions of treacherous roads conditions become all the more fascinating when combined with the crisp archival photos, car advertisements, news stories, and Read more...

 
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