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Horatio's Drive

America's First Road Trip

Horatio's Drive( )
Author: Duncan, Dayton
Burns, Ken
Read by: Duncan, Dayton
Burns, Ken
Hanks, Tom
ISBN:978-0-7393-0635-2
Publication Date:Jul 2003
Publisher:Random House Audio Publishing Group
Book Format:CD-Audio
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

The companion volume to the PBS documentary film about the first—and perhaps most astonishing—automobile trip across the United States. In 1903 there were only 150 miles of paved roads in the entire nation and most people had never seen a “horseless buggy”—but that did not stop Horatio Nelson Jackson, a thirty-one-year-old Vermont doctor, who impulsively bet fifty dollars that he could drive his 20-horsepower automobile from San Francisco to New York...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / General
History / United States / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.67 x 4.92 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:0.412 Pounds
Author Biography
Duncan, Dayton (Author)
Ken Burns, July 29, 1953 - Ken Burns was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 29, 1953. Burns attended the alternative campus of Hampshire College in Amherst Massachusetts, graduating with a degree in film making.

After graduating from college, Burns began Florentine Films with a few of his friends, and began creating his first documentary, entitled "The Brooklyn Bridge." This film won an Academy Award in 1982. His most famous work is his "Civil War" series, which has won many various awards. Burns was the first film maker to be inducted into the Society of American Historians, an unprecedented honor.

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