We Have a Winner! : America's Weird and Wonderful Races, Derbies, Pageants, and Eating Contests, Paperback / softback Book

We Have a Winner! : America's Weird and Wonderful Races, Derbies, Pageants, and Eating Contests Paperback / softback

Description

Humorous, awe-inspiring, and even inspirational-an illustrated celebration of everyday Americans' outrageous competitive fireFrom marathon dancing, to food eating contests, to beauty pageants of every variety, to pole sitting, rotten sneaker contests, animal calling contests, phone-booth stuffing, Americans love competing to see who can do anything better than anyone else.

We Have a Winner! is the first book to offer a visually stunning tour through American history, from coast to coast, through our often whacky, uniquely themed contests: On Your Marks! (races); There She Is (beauty pageants); No Thanks, I'm Stuffed (food-eating contests); and much more!

Covering more than a century's worth of competition, and packed with 150 photos and fascinating sidebars, this book shows how the American competitive spirit-as whacky as it sometimes is-mirrors our culture's trends, innovations, and news.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 102 Halftones, color; 68 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9781493029044

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