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America, 1908 : the dawn of flight, the race to the Pole, the invention of the Model T, and the making of a modern nation

Author: Jim Rasenberger
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Introduces the year 1908 as a pivotal turning point in American history marked by such events as the first flight and Peary's quest to the North Pole, in an account that explains how each spectacle contributed to the nation's growing dominance as a worldpower.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rasenberger, Jim.
America, 1908.
New York : Scribner, 2007
(OCoLC)607745647
Online version:
Rasenberger, Jim.
America, 1908.
New York : Scribner, 2007
(OCoLC)609526816
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Rasenberger
ISBN: 9780743280778 0743280776
OCLC Number: 156784781
Description: vii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The boy and the machine --
Thin ice --
Mysteries of the unknown parts --
Middle Earth and night riders --
Ultima Thule --
The man bird --
Heat --
The color line --
A month of late-summer days --
The certainty of the future --
The path of deliverance and safety --
The modern definition of life.
Other Titles: America, nineteen hundred eight
America, nineteen-o-eight
Responsibility: Jim Rasenberger.
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Introduces the year 1908 as a pivotal turning point in American history marked by such events as the first flight and Peary's quest to the North Pole, in an account that explains how each spectacle contributed to the nation's growing dominance as a worldpower.

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