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Around the World in a Napier

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  • 128 Nombre de pages
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Andrew Jepson is the grandson of Napier motoring mechanic Charles Thomas, who accompanied Charles Gildden on his round-the-world ... Lire la suite
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Andrew Jepson is the grandson of Napier motoring mechanic Charles Thomas, who accompanied Charles Gildden on his round-the-world motoring tours. He is a retired teacher who has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather with a lot of off-the-beaten-track traveling himself. It was after he had been away to the Rockies to take his own pictures that he came home to find albums from his grandfather's travels at the beginning of the twentieth century and his interest in the story was thus awakened. He lives in East Sussex.



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From Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, the ambition to make round-the-world trips was born. The first man to do this in a motor car was Charles Glidden. Along with Charles Thomas, a Sussex engineer, the millionaire took a Napier car twice around the world to visit places that hadn't conceived such an invention. Their journey took them from Boston to Austria, where they cruised 10 miles due to a frozen petrol tank and were promptly arrested, the Arctic Circle, the Far East and more. They encountered a variety of attitudes and people on their travels: the last cannibal of Fiji, anti-Western sentiments in Japan. Here Andrew Jepson uses his grandfather Thomas' photographs to create a fascinating story of the ground-breaking journey. Perhaps it wasn't done in eighty days, but this is certainly a must read for all motoring enthusiasts.



Résumé
In the nineteenth century, Jules Verne imagined a journey round the world. 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.

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Titre: Around the World in a Napier
Sous-titre: The Story of Two Motoring Pioneers
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Code EAN: 9780752497730
ISBN: 978-0-7524-9773-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: The History Press Ltd
Genre: Véhicules
nombre de pages: 128
Poids: 300g
Taille: H156mm x B234mm x T8mm
Année: 2013