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Don't make me pull over! : an informal history of the family road trip

by Ratay, Richard (Author)

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Part pop history and part whimsical memoir in the spirit of National Lampoon's Vacation-Don't Make Me Pull Over! is a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips-a halcyon era that culminated in the latter part of the twentieth century, before portable DVD players, iPods, and Google Maps.... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Swerving through the seventies : a family boldly leaves its driveway
  • Pioneers of the pavement : the long road to the interstates
  • Hey, where's everybody going? : Americans set off to discover America
  • Packed in like sardines : join us, won't you?
  • Smokeys in the bush : dodging cops (and stops) on the interstates
  • Time to pass : diversions, directions and desperation
  • Eating up the miles : dining while driving
  • Inn and out : motels, hotels and invaders from space
  • Heavy metal highways : land yachts, station wagons and "the Thing"
  • Through the windshield together : a crash course in highway safety
  • Up, up and away : all roads lead to the airport
  • Leaving it all behind : the end of the road for road trips?