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Race of the Century: The Heroic True Story of the 1908 New York to Paris Auto Race Paperback – June 27, 2006
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The author's account of the last leg of the "race" from Vladivostock to Paris while acknowledging that little use had been made of local press seemed to make very little use of Scarfoglio's account or photographs.
The chapter dealing with the start in New York seemed unecessarily gossipy with too little analysis of the historical context of the race in the context of world transportation and the revolution that was taking place.
Nevertheless, there were major achievements to have captured the US newspaper accounts of the race and to have translated Hans Koeppen's book, but I am left with a thirst to know whether it will be published soon in English.
A good read but with a more detailed and better quality presentation of the photographs it would have made for a more collectible book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You have to love cars and crazy men to really "get" this book. I did enjoy reading about something I knew very little about.Published 3 months ago by C. A. Wise
A wonderful, little known global adventure. I was completely unaware of the story or that cars raced in 1908 until our book group read it. Great photos.Published 4 months ago by Dorothy Doe
So interesting to read about the road conditions in 1908. The author held my interest across America, the pacific, Russia and Europe.Published 11 months ago by Sandra Christian
A great rendering describing the tenacity and perseverance of an earlier time in America.Published 13 months ago by Leonard R. Womack