For Gold And Glory: Charlie Wiggins And The African-american Racing Car Circuit

August 8, 2007|
For Gold And Glory: Charlie Wiggins And The African-american Racing Car Circuit by Todd Gould
$20.00
Paperback
Earn 100 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Free shipping on orders over $35
In-Store Availability

about

This book tells the little-known story of a highly celebrated auto-racing event for African Americans, the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes. These races were held in Indiana and throughout the Midwest during the racial turbulence of the 1920s and 1930s, when the Ku Klux Klan cast a shadow over the social and political landscape of the state and region. The story is told through the eyes and emotions of Indianapolis auto mechanic Charlie Wiggins. The greatest African American driver of the era, Wiggins was known as the "Negro Speed King." Set against the colorful backdrop of gangsters, bootleggers, the birth of jazz, and the early history of auto racing in the United States, For Gold and Glory chronicles the tragedies and triumphs of a dedicated group of individuals who overcame tremendous odds to chase their dreams.

Todd Gould is the ten-time Emmy Award-winning writer and television producer of For Gold and Glory, the PBS television special on which this book is based. Gould is author of Pioneers of the Hardwood (IUP, 1998). He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Loading
Title:For Gold And Glory: Charlie Wiggins And The African-american Racing Car CircuitFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.61 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.61 inPublished:August 8, 2007Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253219620

ISBN - 13:9780253219626

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: