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Title Around The World On Two Wheels Annie Londonderry s Extraordinary Ride
Author Peter Zheutlin
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date 2008-10-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780806531717
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Peter Zheutlin's thoroughly researched account will make you wish you'd been around to catch a glimpse of the extraordinary woman as she went wheeling by. --Bill Littlefield, National Public Radio's Only A Game Until 1894 there were no female sport stars, no product endorsement deals, and no young mothers with the chutzpah to circle the globe on a bicycle. Annie Londonderry changed all of that. When Annie left Boston in June of that year, she was a brash young lady with a 42-pound bicycle, a revolver, a change of underwear, and a dream of freedom. She was also a feisty mother of three who had become the center of what one newspaper called "one of the most novel wagers ever made": a high-stakes bet between two wealthy merchants that a woman could not ride around the world on a bicycle. The epic journey that followed took the connection between athletics and commercialism to dizzying new heights, and turned Annie Londonderry into a symbol of women's equality. A vastly entertaining blend of social history, high adventure, and maverick marketing, Around the World on Two Wheels is an unforgettable portrait of courage, imagination, and tenacity. "Annie was a remarkable woman and well worth getting to know." --Booklist "A wonderful telling of one of the most intriguing, offbeat, and until now, lost chapters in the history of cycling." --David Herlihy, author of Bicycle: The History "A pleasant, affectionate portrait of a free spirit who pedaled her way out of Victorian constraints." --Kirkus Reviews "[A] charming and informative book." --Cape Cod Times "[An] incredible story. . .[a] fascinating book." --NextReads "[A] stirring tale. . .not only a must read, but a must have." --Western Writers of America Roundup Magazine "[A] remarkable saga." --The Winston-Salem (NC) Journal "[R]ead[s]. . .like a novel." --The Columbia (SC) State "[M]eticulously researched. . .illuminat[es] the feeling of a bygone era." --The Portsmouth (NH) Wire Peter Zheutlin has been chasing the story of his great-grandaunt Annie Londonderry for more than four years. He is an avid cyclist and a freelance journalist whose work appears regularly in the Boston Globe and the Christian Science Monitor. He has also written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, AARP Magazine, Bicycling, the New England Quarterly, and other publications. He lives in Needham, Massachusetts.

Life Is A Wheel by Bruce Weber

Title Life Is a Wheel
Author Bruce Weber
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-03-18
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781451695014
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Based on the author's popular New York Times series, the best-selling author of As They See 'Em chronicles his revelatory cross-country bicycle trip during the summer and fall of 2011. 50,000 first printing.

First Taste Of Freedom by Robert Turpin

Title First Taste of Freedom
Author Robert Turpin
Publisher Syracuse University Press
Release Date 2018-06-25
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 287
ISBN 9780815654391
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The bicycle has long been a part of American culture but few would describe it as an essential element of American identity in the same way that it is fundamental to European and Asian cultures. Instead, American culture has had a more turbulent relationship with the bicycle. First introduced in the United States in the 1830s, the bicycle reached its height of popularity in the 1890s as it evolved to become a popular form of locomotion for adults. Two decades later, ridership in the United States collapsed. As automobile consumption grew, bicycles were seen as backward and unbecoming—particularly for the white middle class. Turpin chronicles the story of how the bicycle’s image changed dramatically, shedding light on how American consumer patterns are shaped over time. Turpin identifies the creation and development of childhood consumerism as a key factor in the bicycle’s evolution. In an attempt to resurrect dwindling sales, sports marketers reimagined the bicycle as a child’s toy. By the 1950s, it had been firmly established as a symbol of boyhood adolescence, further accelerating the declining number of adult consumers. Tracing the ways in which cycling suffered such a loss in popularity among adults is fundamental to understanding why the United States would be considered a "car" culture from the 1950s to today. As a lens for viewing American history, the story of the bicycle deepens our understanding of our national culture and the forces that influence it.

Claiming The Bicycle by Sarah Hallenbeck

Title Claiming the Bicycle
Author Sarah Hallenbeck
Publisher SIU Press
Release Date 2015-12-21
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 205
ISBN 9780809334452
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Although the impact of the bicycle craze of the late nineteenth century on women’s lives has been well documented, rarely have writers considered the role of women’s rhetorical agency in the transformation of bicycle culture and the bicycle itself. In Claiming the Bicycle, Sarah Hallenbeck argues that through their collective rhetorical activities, women who were widely dispersed in space, genre, and intention negotiated what were considered socially acceptable uses of the bicycle, destabilizing cultural assumptions about femininity and gender differences. Hallenbeck describes the masculine culture of the “Ordinary” bicycle of the 1880s and the ways women helped bring about changes in this culture; asserts that women contributed to bicycle design, helping to produce the more gender-neutral “Safety” bicycle in response to discourse about their needs; and analyzes women writers’ uses of the new venue of popular magazines to shape a “bicycle girl” ethos that prompted new identities for women. The author considers not only how technical documents written by women bicyclists encouraged new riders to understand their activity as transforming gender definitions but also how women used bicycling as a rhetorical resource to influence medical discourse about their bodies. Making a significant contribution to studies of feminist rhetorical historiography, rhetorical agency, and technical communication, Claiming the Bicycle asserts the utility of a distributed model of rhetorical agency and accounts for the efforts of widely dispersed actors to harness technology in promoting social change.

Title The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York
Author Judy Gelman
Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
Release Date 2013-11-19
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781939529343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Spotlights Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna's favorite spots in New York City, in this guided tour of the HBO show's physical and cultural landscape that also includes recipes from NYC bakeries.

Title The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook
Author Thomas Perry
Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
Release Date 2011-12-06
Category Cooking
Total Pages 275
ISBN 9781936661404
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Part cookbook, part annotated episode guide, this entertaining read has everything the die-hard Mad Men fan needs to host a fantastic cocktail party.” —Library Journal Those who love Mad Men or midcentury style can now enjoy this unauthorized cookbook with more than 70 recipes from the kitchens, bars, and restaurants seen on the addictive TV show. Ever wish you could prepare Oysters Rockefeller and a martini like they did at one of Roger Sterling’s favorite haunts, the Grand Central Oyster Bar? Ever wonder how Joan Harris manages to prepare a perfect crown roast in her tiny apartment kitchen? Or about the connection between Jackie Kennedy’s 1962 White House tour and Betty Draper’s Valentine’s Day room service order? From the tables of Manhattan’s legendary restaurants and bars to the Drapers’ Around the World dinner, this is your entrée to the culinary world of Mad Men–era New York. Packed with photos and period detail, it includes such authentic recipes as: * Playboy Whiskey Sour * Sardi’s Steak Tartar * Connie’s Waldorf Salad * Sal’s Spaghetti and Meatballs * Pat Nixon’s Date Nut Bread * Lindy’s Cherry Cheesecake “Offers an exhaustive history of New York dining in the 1960s, right down to the actual recipes used in Draper haunts like Sardi’s.” —Associated Press

Wheel Within A Wheel by Frances Elizabeth Willard

Title Wheel Within a Wheel
Author Frances Elizabeth Willard
Publisher Applewood Books
Release Date 1997-05
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 75
ISBN 9781557094490
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Published originally in 1895, this classic by Frances Willard, the founder of the WCTU and well-known suffragette, gives insight into both the profound impact of the bicycle at the turn of the century and the new freedom it gave to women in America.

Revolutions by Hannah Ross

Title Revolutions
Author Hannah Ross
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2020-06-09
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780593083611
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A history and celebration of women's cycling—beginning with its origins as a political statement, beloved pastime, and early feminist act—that shares the stories of notable cyclists and groups around the world More than a century after they first entered the mainstream, bicycles and the culture around them are as accessible as ever—but for women, that progress has always been a struggle to achieve, and even now the culture remains overwhelmingly male. In Revolutions, author Hannah Ross highlights the stories of extraordinary women cyclists and all-female cycling groups over time and around the world, and demonstrates both the feminist power of cycling and its present-day issues. A cyclist herself, Ross puts a spotlight on the many incredible women and girls on bicycles from then to now—many of whom had to endure great opposition to do so, beginning in the 1880s, when the first women began setting distance records, racing competitively, and using bicycles to spread the word about women’s suffrage. Revolutions also celebrates women setting records and demanding equality in competitive cycling, as well as cyclists in countries including Afghanistan, India, and Saudi Arabia who are inspiring women to take up space on the road, trails, and elsewhere. Both a history of women's cycling and an impassioned manifesto, Revolutions challenges a male-dominated narrative that has long prevailed in cycling and celebrates the excellence of women in the culture.

Life In The Balance by Thomas Graboys

Title Life in the Balance
Author Thomas Graboys
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2009-09
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 207
ISBN 1402768737
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At the age of 49, Dr. Thomas Graboys had reached the pinnacle of his career and was leading a charmed life. A nationally renowned Boston cardiologist popular for his attention to the hearts and souls of his patients, Graboys was part of "The Cardiology Dream Team” summoned to treat Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis after he collapsed on the court in 1993. He had a beautiful wife, two wonderful daughters, positions on both the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the staff of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a thriving private practice. Today, Grayboys is battling a particularly aggressive form of Parkinson’s disease and progressive dementia, and can no longer see patients or give rounds. He is stooped, and shuffles when he walks, the gait of a man much older than his 63 years. Despite the physical, mental and emotional toll he battles daily, Graboys continues his life-long mission of caring for the world one human being at a time by telling his story so that others may find comfort, inspiration, or validation in their own struggles. This is an unflinching memoir of a devastating illness as only a consummate physician could write it. One can’t help but imagine what Dr. Graboys, the healer, would say to Tom Graboys, the patient--a face-to-face scene imagined in this inspiring book. In his joint roles, Thomas Graboys finds a way to convey hope, optimism and an appreciation of what it means to be truly alive.

Rescue Road by Peter Zheutlin

Title Rescue Road
Author Peter Zheutlin
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date 2015-10-06
Category Pets
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781492614081
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Peter Zheutlin has written a lovely, moving, important book about a subject that is both heartbreaking and joyful." - Dean Koontz How far would you go to save a life? This is the extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect and give them a second chance at life and love. For years, Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded van-load of puppies changed his life forever. Join journalist Peter Zheutlin as he travels with Greg from Ohio to the Gulf Coast on his Rescue Road Trips to bring hard-luck dogs from the deep South to loving "forever families" up north looking to adopt a pet, with the help of many selfless volunteers along the way. From Houston's impoverished Fifth Ward--where thousands of strays roam the streets--and high-kill animal shelters in Louisiana, to joyous scenes of adopters embracing their new pups in the Northeast, Rescue Road is full of heart: an inspiring story about the unique bond between dogs and humans, and how going the extra mile can make a life-changing difference for these loyal canines-and for us all. A heartwarming, awe-inspiring story of how one man can impact so many lives, human and puppy alike. Fans of Marley and Me, Oogy: The Dog Only A Family Could Love, and You Had Me At Woof will be inspired and touched by this story. What readers are saying about Rescue Road: "I stand in awe of those who can do this kind of rescue work, for their persistence, compassion and willingness to get dirty in the service of animals." "a heartwarming & eye opening journey into the world of dog rescue." "I highly recommend this book if you are looking to restore your faith in humanity." "a heart-warming story that reaffirms there are many compassionate people who work tirelessly to save dogs." What reviewers are saying about Rescue Road: "An unabashedly sentimental and affecting portrait of a modern-day animal-loving hero." - Kirkus "a canine caravan with heart and soul..." - Teresa Rhyne, author of the #1 NYT bestseller The Dog Lived (And So Will I) "Heartwarming doesn't suffice to describe it... restores faith in humanity." - Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know "A tender, inspiring homage..." - Matthew Gilbert, author of Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park "Inspiring and riveting new book...a must-read..." - The Bark

Big Mile Cycling by Sean Conway

Title Big Mile Cycling
Author Sean Conway
Publisher Mortimer Lion Publishing
Release Date 2019-04-04
Category
Total Pages 280
ISBN 0957449763
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 2008 Sean Conway set off on a 1000 mile bike ride that would shape the next 10 years of his life as he became obsessed with the idea of becoming a real ultra-cyclist. This is his story, how he tried, and failled many times, to break a cycling world record, and the story about his final world record attempt, cycling 4000 miles across Europe. Sean nearly gave up on his dream after tragically losing two of his ultra-cycling friends, but decided to continue in their honour with his quest to chase big miles on two wheels. Sean looks back at some of his cycling heroes, heroines, and the boom in ultra-cycling over the last decade.

Braille Books by Anonim

Title Braille Books
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011
Category Blind
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015088937092
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Wheels Of Change by Sue Macy

Title Wheels of Change
Author Sue Macy
Publisher National Geographic Books
Release Date 2017-02-07
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781426328558
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Explore the role the bicycle played in the women's liberation movement.

Women On The Move by Roger Gilles

Title Women on the Move
Author Roger Gilles
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date 2018-10
Category History
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9781496210418
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The 1890s was the peak of the American bicycle craze, and consumers, including women, were buying bicycles in large numbers. Despite critics who tried to discourage women from trying this new sport, women took to the bike in huge numbers, and mastery of the bicycle became a metaphor for women's mastery over their lives. Spurred by the emergence of the "safety" bicycle and the ensuing cultural craze, women's professional bicycle racing thrived in the United States from 1895 to 1902. For seven years, female racers drew large and enthusiastic crowds across the country, including Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, and New Orleans--and many smaller cities in between. Unlike the trudging, round-the-clock marathons the men (and their spectators) endured, women's six-day races were tightly scheduled, fast-paced, and highly competitive. The best female racers of the era--Tillie Anderson, Lizzie Glaw, and Dottie Farnsworth--became household names and were America's first great women athletes. Despite concerted efforts by the League of American Wheelmen to marginalize the sport and by reporters and other critics to belittle and objectify the women, these athletes forced turn-of-the-century America to rethink strongly held convictions about female frailty and competitive spirit. By 1900 many cities began to ban the men's six-day races, and it became more difficult to ensure competitive women's races and attract large enough crowds. In 1902 two racers died, and the sport's seven-year run was finished--and it has been almost entirely ignored in sports history, women's history, and even bicycling history. Women on the Move tells the full story of America's most popular arena sport during the 1890s, giving these pioneering athletes the place they deserve in history.

Title The Dog Went Over the Mountain
Author Peter Zheutlin
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2019-09-03
Category Pets
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9781643132709
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On the cusp of turning 65, a man and his beloved rescue dog of similar vintage take a poignant, often bemusing, and keenly observed journey across America and discover a big-hearted, welcoming country filled with memorable characters, a new-found appreciation for the life they temporarily left behind, and a determination to live more fully in the moment as old age looms. Inspired by John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, Zheutlin, hits the road for a 9,000-mile odyssey with Albie to experience all that American is and means today. Similar in approach and tone to Bill Bryson’s best-selling travel classics, with with an endearing canine sidekick, The Dog Went Over the Mountain will delight dog lovers, baby boomers and anyone who seeks to experience life on the open road with a four-legged companion.

Wonder Women by Sam Maggs

Title Wonder Women
Author Sam Maggs
Publisher Quirk Books
Release Date 2016-10-04
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781594749261
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . . · Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man? · Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite into orbit? · Huang Daopo, the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China—centuries before the cotton gin? Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations—all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future. Table of Contents: Women of Science Women of Medicine Women of Espionage Women of Innovation Women of Adventure

Cycling Sojourner by Ellee Thalheimer

Title Cycling Sojourner
Author Ellee Thalheimer
Publisher Into Action Publications
Release Date 2014-05
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1621067343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"1300+ miles, 39 days, 16 breweries, 10+ bike trails, 6 mountain passes"--Cover.

Dethroning The King by Julie MacIntosh

Title Dethroning the King
Author Julie MacIntosh
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-09-20
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781118202821
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How the King of Beers collapsed without a fight and what itmeans for America's place in the post-Recession world How did InBev, a Belgian company controlled by Brazilians, takeover one of America's most beloved brands with scarcely a whimperof opposition? Chalk it up to perfect timing—and someunexpected help from powerful members of the Busch dynasty, thevery family that had run the company for more than a century. InDethroning the King, Julie MacIntosh, the award-winningfinancial journalist who led coverage of the takeover for theFinancial Times, details how the drama that unfolded atAnheuser-Busch in 2008 went largely unreported as the world tumbledinto a global economic crisis second only to the Great Depression.Today, as the dust settles, questions are being asked about how the"King of Beers" was so easily captured by a foreign corporation,and whether the company's fall mirrors America's dwindlingfinancial and political dominance as a nation. Discusses how the takeover of Anheuser-Busch will be seen as adefining moment in U.S. business history Reveals the critical missteps taken by the Busch family and theAnheuser-Busch board Argues that Anheuser-Busch had a chance to save itself fromInBev's clutches, but infighting and dysfunctionality behind thescenes forced it to capitulate From America's heartland to the European continent to Brazil,Dethroning the King is the ultimate corporate caper and afascinating case study that's both wide reaching and profound.

Title New Books on Women Gender and Feminism
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category Feminism
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCBK:C098759700
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Self Propelled Voyager by Duncan R. Jamieson

Title The Self Propelled Voyager
Author Duncan R. Jamieson
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2015-09-03
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781442253711
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book recounts how cycling opened the world for not only those who rode but also for the armchair travelers who read with interest the cyclists’ accounts of faraway places. This book chronicles the journeys of the men and women who used the cycle to explore the world, showcasing the rise and fall of cycling interest.