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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
Title remainder
a true tale of mystery, mayhem, and the birth of the Indy 500
Statement of responsibility
Charles Leerhsen
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Leerhsen, Charles
Dewey number
796.7206/877252
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1033.5.I55
LC item number
L44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Indianapolis Speedway Race
  • Automobile racing
Label
Blood and smoke : a true tale of mystery, mayhem, and the birth of the Indy 500, Charles Leerhsen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1. A speedway is born -- pt. 2. Carl Graham Fisher and the invention of the Indianapolis 500 -- pt. 3. May 1911
Control code
ocn646113134
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
273 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781439149041
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010051942
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)646113134
Label
Blood and smoke : a true tale of mystery, mayhem, and the birth of the Indy 500, Charles Leerhsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1. A speedway is born -- pt. 2. Carl Graham Fisher and the invention of the Indianapolis 500 -- pt. 3. May 1911
Control code
ocn646113134
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
273 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781439149041
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010051942
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)646113134

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