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Race of the Century: The Heroic True Story of the 1908 New York to Paris Auto Race

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  3 reviews
17 men, 6 cars, and a 21,000-mile race across 3 continents

On the morning of February 12, 1908, six cars from four different countries lined up in Times Square, surrounded by a frenzied crowd. The men who competed in the New York to Paris auto race were an international roster of personalities: a charismatic Norwegian outdoorsman, a witty French nobleman, a pair of Italian
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Broadway Books (first published January 1st 2005)
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Julie Fenster has the touch. The characters were interesting, and the details were excellent. The New York to Paris automobile race in 1908 came at a time when the auto was new; trains and horses were the primary means of transportation. Mechanical breakdowns, personal difficulties among the racers themselves and their sponsors, geographical obstacles, and language issues at various points all made for a very interesting and exhausting trip. Ms. Fenster created a very good story from an historic ...more
Combination of travel book, adventure and history, which is why I was attracted to it. It’s a great story, but Fenster gets bogged down (no pun intended) with too much detail about all the problems the drivers encountered. Mainly, getting stuck in the mud. If I had to read one more time about someone getting stuck in mud up to (fill in the blank!) I could have screamed.
I didn't actually finish this, but more because life got in the way than because of the book itself. It's an amazing story - almost incredible that it is not fiction. Eventually I got to the point where I needed to just move on....
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