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Don't make me pull over! : an informal history of the family road trip

Ratay, Richard. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library E 169 .Z8 R38 2018 30775305544232 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781501188749
  • ISBN: 1501188747
  • ISBN: 9781501188756
  • ISBN: 1501188755
  • Physical Description: print
    288 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2018]

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Formatted Contents Note: Swerving through the seventies : a family boldly leaves its driveway -- Pioneers of the pavement : the long road to the interstates -- Hey, where's everybody going? : Americans set off to discover America -- Packed in like sardines : join us, won't you? -- Smokeys in the bush : dodging cops (and stops) on the interstates -- Time to pass : diversions, directions and desperation -- Eating up the miles : dining while driving -- Inn and out : motels, hotels and invaders from space -- Heavy metal highways : land yachts, station wagons and "the Thing" -- Through the windshield together : a crash course in highway safety -- Up, up and away : all roads lead to the airport -- Leaving it all behind : the end of the road for road trips?
Summary, etc.: Explores the history of the family road trip, how its evolution mirrored the evolution of the United States, and why road trips have largely disappeared.
Subject: Automobile travel United States History 20th century
Family vacations United States History 20th century
Popular culture United States History 20th century
United States Social life and customs 20th century
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