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Driving with the devil : southern moonshine, Detroit wheels, and the birth of NASCAR, Neal Thompson

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Driving with the devil : southern moonshine, Detroit wheels, and the birth of NASCAR
Title
Driving with the devil
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southern moonshine, Detroit wheels, and the birth of NASCAR
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Neal Thompson
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Language
eng
Summary
Describes the origins of NASCAR racing in the world of Southern moonshiners, who used fast Ford cars to transport bootleg alcohol during the Depression and who transformed their driving skills to the Dixie racetracks in the aftermath of World War II
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
Dewey number
796.720975
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1029.9.S74
LC item number
T46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Driving with the devil : southern moonshine, Detroit wheels, and the birth of NASCAR, Neal Thompson
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Driving with the devil : southern moonshine, Detroit wheels, and the birth of NASCAR, Neal Thompson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-395) and index
Contents
Foreword -- Preface --- PART I -- Chapter 1 - "NASCAR is no longer a southern sport" -- Chapter 2 - White lightning -- Chapter 3 - "Henry Ford created a monster" -- Chapter 4 - The Bootlegger Turn -- Chapter 5 - An orgy of dust, liquor and noise -- Chapter 6 - All the women screamin' Roy Hall -- Chapter 7 - "Yesterday, his luck ran out" -- Chapter 8 - "MIRACULOUS DEATH ESCAPE" --- PART II -- Chapter 9 - Body bags and B-24 bombers -- Chapter 10 - "It's too late to bring this crowd under control" -- Chapter 11 - Henry Ford is dead -- Chapter 12 - Next thing we know, NASCAR belongs to Bill France -- Chapter 13 - Racing Car Plunges Into Throng -- Chapter 14 - An "ambience" of death -- Chapter 15 - The first race, a bootlegger and a disqualification -- Chapter 16 - It's not cheating if you don't get caught --- PART III -- Chapter 17 - "No way a Plymouth can beat a Cadillac. No way." -- Chapter 18 - NASCAR is here to stay: "Like sex, the atom bomb and ice cream." -- Chapter 19 - Postscript: What became of them all? -- Chapter 20 - Epilogue: This is what NASCAR has become -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- Sources (bibliography and end notes)
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ocm67840158
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24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 411 p.
Isbn
9781400082254
Lccn
2006013292
Other physical details
ill., map
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  • (Sirsi) i9781400082254
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