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  • Author:
    Jim Rasenberger
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Although 1908 may not have been the seminal year that Rasenberger makes it out to be in all areas, this is a fascinating look at how America changed in the early part of the 20th century. The Wright brothers conquered the air, Henry Ford made the Model T affordable for the masses and American explorers took on the perils of the North Pole. It is a far cry from our sad, self-pitying and self-righteous nation of the 21st century.

A really different perspective - on multiple key events that happened during 1908 - airplanes, a worldwide car race, the invention of the Model T Ford, and reaching the Mirth Pole

A really different perspective - on multiple key events that happened during 1908 - airplanes, a worldwide car race, the invention of the Model T Ford, and reaching the Mirth Pole. Interspersed were the politics of Teddy Roosevelt and the horrors of Jim Crow laws on blacks. A compact history of the US for one year.

1908 was the year Henry Ford launched the Model T, the Wright Brothers proved to the . race from New York City to Paris via the frozen Bering Strait

1908 was the year Henry Ford launched the Model T, the Wright Brothers proved to the world that they had mastered the art of flight, Teddy Roosevelt decided to send American naval warships around the globe, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series (a feat they have never yet repeated), and six automobiles set out on an incredible 20,000 mile race from New York City to Paris via the frozen Bering Strait. race from New York City to Paris via the frozen Bering Strait

1908 was the year Henry Ford launched the Model T, the Wright Brothers proved to the world that they had .

1908 was the year Henry Ford launched the Model T, the Wright Brothers proved to the world that they had mastered the art of flight, Teddy Roosevelt decided to send American naval warships around the globe, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series (a feat they have never yet repeated), and six automobiles set out on an incredible 20,000 mile. race from New York City to Paris via the frozen Bering Strait.

Jim Rasenberger is an American writer, born in Washington, . and living in New York City. America, 1908: The Dawn of Flight, the Race to the Pole, the Invention of the Model T, and the Making of a Modern Nation New York: Scribner, 2007. He has published three books, and contributed to many publications, especially the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Smithsonian. In over 700 libraries according to WorldCat. High Steel: The Daring Men who Built the World's Greatest Skyline New York, NY: Harper Collins, 2004. In over 500 libraries according to WorldCat. Retrieved 2015-07-30. Rasenberger, Jim (2004-02-08).

America, 1908: The Dawn of Flight, the Race to the Pole, the Invention of the Model T and the Making of a Modern .

America, 1908: The Dawn of Flight, the Race to the Pole, the Invention of the Model T and the Making of a Modern Nation. 1908 was the year Henry Ford launched the Model T, the Wright Brothers proved to the world that they had mastered the art of flight, Teddy Roosevelt decided to send American naval warships around the globe, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series (a feat they have never yet repeated), and six automobiles set out on an incredible 20,000 mile.

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Dawn of Flight, the Race to the Pole, the Invention of the Model T, and the Making of a Modern Nation

America, 1908: The Dawn of Flight, the Race to the Pole, the Invention of the Model T, and the Making of a Modern Nation. by Jim Rasenberger and James Jenner. The writer describes vividly the many challenging events of the year and puts them in a frame of reference that makes you see in clearer perspective what you already know about the USA (and the rest of the world) after 1908. Published by Thriftbooks.

America 1908 highlights the incredible events of Henry Ford's creation of the Model T automobile that took the country by storm, the exciting and dangerous New York to Paris car race, the horrors of the explorers racing to be the first to discover the North Pole, Teddy Roosevelt's success with.

Introduces the year 1908 as a pivotal turning point in American history marked by such events as the first flight, Peary's quest to the North Pole, and an epic race from New York to Paris, in an account that explains how each spectacle contributed to the nation's growing dominance as a world power. 35,000 first printing.

Miromice
America 1908 is a wonderful look at a year that shaped the course of the 20th century for America and defined a generation leapfrogging technology in a way that would not be seen until the Second World War. Unlike many history of technology books this is really a social look at some of the great achievement of the year and focuses on not only technology, but politics and baseball as a way to address the social medium and change of the time. From the onset of progressivism to the Model T and advent of the airplane the year 1908 was filled with milestones. Baseball is a prominent feature in the book and the famed penut race of 1908 is detailed perfectly in here focusing on what happened in baseball after the first ball dropped from Times Square kicking off this whimsical and climatic year. Although new to Rasenberger as a historian I was favorably impressed by his analysis and careful thought in what to include on a book spanning multiple topics over 1 year. While many times these books can appear random this author does an excellent job of sticking to salient information and presenting clear correlations between his topics. I will say that while some events are not as important or as earth shattering as others they still make for interesting reading. Overall it's a great addition to history of technology and American social history and well worth a read.
Naril
I bought this book for two reasons: Its subtitle--amazing to think all of that happened in the same year--and because I had just read "Crazy '08," Cait Murphy's book on the 1908 baseball season. I anticipated that Jim Rasenberger would do for the entire year what Cait Murphy had done for one slice of the pie. But to do that would require a whole series of books--one on the Wrights, one on the race to the pole, one on Ford, one on politics and the presidential election, even one on perhaps the most amazing of all events in that year of triumphs: the human tragedy in Springfield, Illinois in the summer of 1908.
Nonetheless, "America 1908" provides a great and well-researched overview of our country then, and with much that relates to our country now.
Dishadel
I had to read this for History 1302 and then ended up buying it for my Grandpa and he loved it too. Americans in 1908 thought a great deal about their future and all the possibilities of the world (especially the part of the solutions for air pollution was the automobile....hmmm I wonder what they would think now??) they would shape over the next hundred years. Researched and written, this book examines the America that was, and may help cast light on the America that has yet to unfold.
Uickabrod
Great Book! Very interesting time period. He makes it come alive!
Mezilabar
Very informative book. The writing is also very good. Loved it.
Shadowbourne
Although 1908 may not have been the seminal year that Rasenberger makes it out to be in all areas, this is a fascinating look at how America changed in the early part of the 20th century.
Hamrl
Thoroughly researched and cleverly written. A history buff's dream.
America was something back then! The United States was a country that was growing by leaps and bounds as it shook-off the shackles on the 19th century. Teddy Roosevelt was the president of the country and he was a bold, courageous and brave man. The nation appeared to follow his lead. The Wright brothers conquered the air, Henry Ford made the Model T affordable for the masses and American explorers took on the perils of the North Pole. It is a far cry from our sad, self-pitying and self-righteous nation of the 21st century. This is a a fun read that will make the reader long for the past.