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The Resource Blood and smoke : a true tale of mystery, mayhem, and the birth of the Indy 500, Charles Leerhsen

Blood and smoke : a true tale of mystery, mayhem, and the birth of the Indy 500, Charles Leerhsen

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Blood and smoke : a true tale of mystery, mayhem, and the birth of the Indy 500
Title
Blood and smoke
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a true tale of mystery, mayhem, and the birth of the Indy 500
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Charles Leerhsen
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Language
eng
Summary
One hundred years ago, 40 cars lined up for the first Indianapolis 500. We are still waiting to find out who won. The Indy 500 was created to showcase the controversial new sport of automobile racing, which was sweeping the country. Daring young men were driving automobiles at the astonishing speed of 75 miles per hour, testing themselves and their vehicles. With no seat belts, hard helmets or roll bars, the dangers were enormous. When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened in 1909, seven people were killed, some of them spectators. Oil-slicked surfaces, clouds of smoke, exploding tires, and flying grit all made driving extremely hazardous, especially with the open-cockpit, windshield-less vehicles. Bookmakers offered bets not only on who might win but who might survive. But this book is about more than a race--it is the story of America at the dawn of the automobile age, a country in love with speed, danger, and spectacle.--From publisher description
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DLC
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Blood and smoke : a true tale of mystery, mayhem, and the birth of the Indy 500, Charles Leerhsen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6ocm46113134
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439149041
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010051942
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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Blood and smoke : a true tale of mystery, mayhem, and the birth of the Indy 500, Charles Leerhsen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6ocm46113134
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439149041
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010051942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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