Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry's Extraordinary Ride (Google eBook)

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Citadel Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
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For more than a century, the story of the audacious and charismatic Annie Kopchovsky and her attempt to circle the world by wheel has been lost to history. Who was this mysterious young woman on a bike? How did she manage, in the 1890s, to make a trip around the world by bicyle? What was she like? How did she free herself from the social constraints that surrounded women of the Victorian era to undertake such an adventure? And how did an anonymous working-class Jewish mother fromthe tenements of Boston's West End transform herself into an internationally renowned globe-trotter?
  

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User Review  - Amy Kauderer - Goodreads

I listened to this on CD. I think that if I had been reading it, I would not have finished it. There is a lot of detail, but some of it gets repetitive. I learned quite a bit and had not thought of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

An interesting woman, if not a role model. Annie's personality saves this book from the somewhat dry telling of her story. So glad the author took the time to dig up the few remaining details about ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue i
3
Female Paul Jones on a Wheel
23
A Woman with Nerve
38
Le Voyage de Miss Londonderry
55
A Girl GlobeTrotter
69
Annie Is Back
84
Tour on a Bike
100
A Whirl Round the World
114
Capture of a Very Novel Wild Man
134
Afterword
151
A Note on Sources
175
Notes
197
Acknowledgments
247
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Page 1 - WHEELS. maiden with her wheel of old Sat by the fire to spin, While lightly through her careful hold The flax slid out and in. To-day, her distaff, rock and reel Far out of sight are hurled, For now the maiden with her wheel Goes spinning round the world.

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