The Big Book of Car Culture: The Armchair Guide to Automotive Americana

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Motorbooks, 2005 - Transportation - 320 pages
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With the powerful, rhythmic sounds of Aboriginal English and Kokatha language woven through the narrative, Mazin Grace is the inspirational story of a feisty girl who refuses to be told who she is, determined to uncover the truth for herself. Growing up on the Mission isn’t easy for clever Grace Oldman. When her classmates tease her for not having a father, she doesn’t know what to say. Pappa Neddy says her dad is the Lord God in Heaven, but that doesn’t help when the Mission kids call her a bastard. As Grace slowly pieces together clues that might lead to answers, she struggles to find a place in a community that rejects her for reasons she doesn’t understand. In this novel, author Dylan Coleman fictionalizes her mother’s childhood at the Koonibba Lutheran Mission in South Australia in the 1940s and 1950s.
 

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Contents

Introduction
8
DUCKS CLCPHANTS AND SHOES Larger than life attractions f
17
McDONALDS As Familiar as McAnything
23
CABINS COURTS AND INNS Ports in the storm
31
MOUNT RUSHMORE King of the hill
37
SEC ROCK CITY Mountaintop time capsule
43
The Ride
98
The Culture of the Road
200
Gasoline Alley
228
The Open Road
255
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
316
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About the author (2005)

Jim Hinckley has contributed to a wide variety of periodicals, including Route 66, American Road, and others. He is the author of Backroads of Arizona, and Route 66 Backroads. He lives in Kingman, Arizona.

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