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

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Don't make me pull over! : an informal history of the family road trip
Title
Don't make me pull over!
Title remainder
an informal history of the family road trip
Statement of responsibility
Richard Ratay
Title variation
  • Do not make me pull over
  • Dont make me pull over!
Title variation remainder
an informal history of the family road trip
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Language
eng
Summary
In the days before cheap air travel, families didn't so much take vacations as survive them. Between home and destination lay thousands of miles and dozens of annoyances, and with his family Richard Ratay experienced all of them--from being crowded into the backseat with noogie-happy older brothers, to picking out a souvenir only to find that a better one might have been had at the next attraction, to dealing with a dad who didn't believe in bathroom breaks. The birth of America's first interstate highways in the 1950s hit the gas pedal on the road trip phenomenon and families were soon streaming--sans seatbelts!--to a range of sometimes stirring, sometimes wacky locations. Frequently, what was remembered the longest wasn't Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, or Disney World, but such roadside attractions as "The Thing" in Texas Canyon, Arizona, or "The Mystery Spot" in Santa Cruz, California. In this road tourism-crazy era that stretched through the 1970's, national parks attendance swelled to 165 million, and a whopping 2.2 million people visited Gettysburg each year, thirteen times the number of soldiers who fought in the battle. Now, decades later, Ratay offers a paean to what was lost, showing how family togetherness was eventually sacrificed to electronic distractions and the urge to "get there now." In hundreds of amusing ways, he reminds us of what once made the Great American Family Road Trip so great, including twenty-foot "land yachts," oasis-like Holiday Inn "Holidomes," "Smokey"-spotting Fuzzbusters, 28 glorious flavors of Howard Johnson's ice cream, and the thrill of finding a "good buddy" on the CB radio. A rousing Ratay family ride-along, Don't Make Me Pull Over! reveals how the family road trip came to be, how its evolution mirrored the country's, and why those magical journeys that once brought families together--for better and worse--have largely disappeared
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10680860
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Ratay, Richard
Dewey number
306.0973/0904
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Automobile travel
  • Family vacations
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • Automobile travel
  • Family vacations
  • Manners and customs
  • Popular culture
  • United States
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an informal history of the family road trip
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Don't make me pull over! : an informal history of the family road trip, Richard Ratay
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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?
Control code
1960151
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781501188749
Lccn
2018000125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501188749
  • (OCoLC)1031429411
Label
Don't make me pull over! : an informal history of the family road trip, Richard Ratay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
1960151
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781501188749
Lccn
2018000125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501188749
  • (OCoLC)1031429411

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