Overview:Around the World in a Napier: The Story of Two Motoring Pioneers - In the nineteenth century, Jules Verne imagined a journey round the world. At the start of the twentieth century, an American millionaire, Charles J. Glidden, did it for real - though it took many more than eighty days. Assisted by Charles Thomas, a Sussex engineer, the millionaire took his Napier car twice around the world, to places that had never seen a powered vehicle. The journeys took them across thirty-nine countries on four continents. In Switzerland they were arrested for driving on a forbidden road. Later they fitted the car with railroad wheels and drove to Vancouver on the tracks of the Canadian Pacific. During their travels they met people of all kinds, from impoverished pilgrims to maharajahs. In Fiji there was an encounter with the last cannibal; in militarist Japan they experienced anti-Western attitudes. Andrew Jepson tells the fascinating story of these ground-breaking journeys with the aid of images taken from Charles Thomas' own photograph albums. This is a must-read for all motoring enthusiasts.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725658-9780752497730. It was written by the following authors: Andrew M. Jepson. Book Around the World in a Napier: The Story of Two Motoring Pioneers, which can be read online, published by the company: The History Press Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Travel, Transport: general interest, Maps. The book was published on 2013-10-01 00:00:00. It has 128 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 295 g. File for download Around the World in a Napier: The Story of Two Motoring Pioneers has PDF format and is called around-the-world-in-a-napier-the-story-of-two-motoring-pioneers.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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