Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry's Extraordinary Ride

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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  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

I listened to this book as a download from my library. Annie Londonderry (not her real name) was a wife and mother living in Boston in the 1890's. She answered a challenge that a woman would not be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shari - Goodreads

Wonderful story, but very poorly written and not interesting enough to hold my attention. Boring. 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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