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Around the World on Two Wheels

by Peter Zheutlin

"Peter Zheutlin's thoroughly researched account will make you wish you'd been around to catch a glimpse of the extraordinary woman as she went wheeling by. " --Bill Littlefield, National Public Radio's Only A Game Until 1894 there were no female sport stars, no product endorsement deals, and no young mothers with the chutzpah to circle the globe on a bicycle. Annie Londonderry changed all of that. When Annie left Boston in June of that year, she was a brash young lady with a 42-pound bicycle, a revolver, a change of underwear, and a dream of freedom. She was also a feisty mother of three who had become the center of what one newspaper called "one of the most novel wagers ever made": a high-stakes bet between two wealthy merchants that a woman could not ride around the world on a bicycle. The epic journey that followed took the connection between athletics and commercialism to dizzying new heights, and turned Annie Londonderry into a symbol of women's equality. A vastly entertaining blend of social history, high adventure, and maverick marketing, Around the World on Two Wheels is an unforgettable portrait of courage, imagination, and tenacity. "Annie was a remarkable woman and well worth getting to know. " --Booklist "A wonderful telling of one of the most intriguing, offbeat, and until now, lost chapters in the history of cycling. " --David Herlihy, author of Bicycle: The History "A pleasant, affectionate portrait of a free spirit who pedaled her way out of Victorian constraints. " --Kirkus Reviews "[A] charming and informative book. " --Cape Cod Times "[An] incredible story. . . [a] fascinating book. " --NextReads "[A] stirring tale. . . not only a must read, but a must have. " --Western Writers of America Roundup Magazine "[A] remarkable saga. " --The Winston-Salem (NC) Journal "[R]ead[s]. . . like a novel. " --The Columbia (SC) State "[M]eticulously researched. . . illuminat[es] the feeling of a bygone era. " --The Portsmouth (NH) Wire Peter Zheutlin has been chasing the story of his great-grandaunt Annie Londonderry for more than four years. He is an avid cyclist and a freelance journalist whose work appears regularly in the Boston Globe and the Christian Science Monitor. He has also written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, AARP Magazine, Bicycling, the New England Quarterly, and other publications. He lives in Needham, Massachusetts.

Around The World On Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry's Extraordinary Ride

by Peter Zheutlin

Peter Zheutlin's thoroughly researched account will make you wish you'd been around to catch a glimpse of the extraordinary woman as she went wheeling by. --Bill Littlefield, National Public Radio's Only A Game Until 1894 there were no female sport stars, no product endorsement deals, and no young mothers with the chutzpah to circle the globe on a bicycle. Annie Londonderry changed all of that. When Annie left Boston in June of that year, she was a brash young lady with a 42-pound bicycle, a revolver, a change of underwear, and a dream of freedom. She was also a feisty mother of three who had become the center of what one newspaper called "one of the most novel wagers ever made": a high-stakes bet between two wealthy merchants that a woman could not ride around the world on a bicycle. The epic journey that followed took the connection between athletics and commercialism to dizzying new heights, and turned Annie Londonderry into a symbol of women's equality. A vastly entertaining blend of social history, high adventure, and maverick marketing, Around the World on Two Wheels is an unforgettable portrait of courage, imagination, and tenacity. "Annie was a remarkable woman and well worth getting to know." --Booklist "A wonderful telling of one of the most intriguing, offbeat, and until now, lost chapters in the history of cycling." --David Herlihy, author of Bicycle: The History "A pleasant, affectionate portrait of a free spirit who pedaled her way out of Victorian constraints." --Kirkus Reviews "[A] charming and informative book." --Cape Cod Times "[An] incredible story...[a] fascinating book." --NextReads "[A] stirring tale...not only a must read, but a must have." --Western Writers of America Roundup Magazine "[A] remarkable saga." --The Winston-Salem (NC) Journal "[R]ead[s]...like a novel." --The Columbia (SC) State "[M]eticulously researched...illuminat[es] the feeling of a bygone era." --The Portsmouth (NH) Wire Peter Zheutlin has been chasing the story of his great-grandaunt Annie Londonderry for more than four years. He is an avid cyclist and a freelance journalist whose work appears regularly in the Boston Globe and the Christian Science Monitor. He has also written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, AARP Magazine, Bicycling, the New England Quarterly, and other publications. He lives in Needham, Massachusetts.

The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York

by Judy Gelman Peter Zheutlin

Visit Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna's favorite haunts in The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York.More than just a travel guide, The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York delivers an in-depth look at Girls' physical and cultural landscape.Stop in at Café Grumpy and learn how to make a French press coffee the way Ray and Hannah wouldGo behind the scenes at Greenhouse, where Hannah and Elijah spend a night out, and meet "iPad DJs" AndrewAndrewRecreate Jessa and Thomas-John's Foundry wedding cake, with buttercream icing made from local NYC rooftop honeyTour the Salmagundi Club, site of Hannah's cringeworthy reading and one of the city's oldest and most prestigious art and literary associationsShop Girls-style in the West Village, Nolita, and beyondPlus a lot more, from Greenpoint to Greenwich Village, and Bushwick warehouse parties to the Lower East Side gallery scene It's the best way to visit Girls' New York without paying for a plane ticket-or the perfect complement to your next trip.Featuring 18 maps, 21 recipes, and more than 100 full-color photos

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

by Judy Gelman Peter Zheutlin

UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORIZEDDine like Draper and Drink like Sterling with More Than 70 Recipes from the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants Seen on Mad MenEver wish you could mix an Old Fashioned just the way Don Draper likes it? Or prepare Oysters Rockefeller and a martini the way they did fifty years ago at one of Roger Sterling's favorite haunts, The Grand Central Oyster Bar? Ever wonder how Joan Harris manages to prepare a perfect crown roast in her tiny apartment kitchen? Or about the connection between Jackie Kennedy's 1962 White House tour and Betty Draper's Valentine's Day room service order?The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook serves up more than 70 recipes to satisfy a Mad Men appetite! From the tables of Manhattan's most legendary restaurants and bars to the Drapers' Around the World dinner, this book is your entrée to the culinary world of Man Men-era New York.Packed with period detail, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook provides invaluable historical and cultural context for the food and drink featured in the show, tips on throwing a successful '60s cocktail party, and even a guide to favored Mad Men hangouts. Every recipe inside is authentic to the time.Whether you're planning a Mad Men-themed dinner party, need to mix up some Mad Men cocktails, or just can't get enough of the show itself, this is your essential resource, a guide to all foods and drinks Mad Men. So hang up your coat, pour yourself a cocktail, and get ready to dine like Draper and drink like Sterling with The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook.Includes a color photo insert of 16 dishes, plus additional black and white photos and other images of bars, restaurants, and food advertisements from the 1960s.RECIPES INCLUDE:* Playboy Whiskey Sour* Sardi's Steak Tartar* Connie's Waldorf Salad* Sal's Spaghetti and Meatballs* Pat Nixon's Date Nut Bread* Lindy's Cherry Cheesecake

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

by Judy Gelman Peter Zheutlin

UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORIZEDDine like Draper and Drink like Sterling with More Than 70 Recipes from the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants Seen on Mad MenEver wish you could mix an Old Fashioned just the way Don Draper likes it? Or prepare Oysters Rockefeller and a martini the way they did fifty years ago at one of Roger Sterling's favorite haunts, The Grand Central Oyster Bar? Ever wonder how Joan Harris manages to prepare a perfect crown roast in her tiny apartment kitchen? Or about the connection between Jackie Kennedy's 1962 White House tour and Betty Draper's Valentine's Day room service order?The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook serves up more than 70 recipes to satisfy a Mad Men appetite! From the tables of Manhattan's most legendary restaurants and bars to the Drapers' Around the World dinner, this book is your entrée to the culinary world of Man Men-era New York.Packed with period detail, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook provides invaluable historical and cultural context for the food and drink featured in the show, tips on throwing a successful '60s cocktail party, and even a guide to favored Mad Men hangouts. Every recipe inside is authentic to the time.Whether you're planning a Mad Men-themed dinner party, need to mix up some Mad Men cocktails, or just can't get enough of the show itself, this is your essential resource, a guide to all foods and drinks Mad Men. So hang up your coat, pour yourself a cocktail, and get ready to dine like Draper and drink like Sterling with The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook.Includes a color photo insert of 16 dishes, plus additional black and white photos and other images of bars, restaurants, and food advertisements from the 1960s.RECIPES INCLUDE:* Playboy Whiskey Sour* Sardi's Steak Tartar* Connie's Waldorf Salad* Sal's Spaghetti and Meatballs* Pat Nixon's Date Nut Bread* Lindy's Cherry Cheesecake

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