Coverart for item
The Resource Spin : a novel based on a (mostly) true story, Peter Zheutlin

Spin : a novel based on a (mostly) true story, Peter Zheutlin

Label
Spin : a novel based on a (mostly) true story
Title
Spin
Title remainder
a novel based on a (mostly) true story
Statement of responsibility
Peter Zheutlin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Summary
"[Annie Londonderry] captured the popular imagination with her daring 'round the world trip on two wheels. It was, declared The New York World in October of 1895, "the most extraordinary journey ever undertaken by a woman." But beyond the headlines, Londonderry was really Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, a young, Jewish mother of three small children, who climbed onto a 42-pound Columbia bicycle and pedaled away into history. Reportedly set in motion by a wager between two wealthy Boston merchants, the bet required Annie not only to circle the earth by bicycle in 15 months, but to earn 5,000 en route, as well... Often attired in a man's riding suit, Annie turned every Victorian notion of female propriety on its head. Not only did she abandon, temporarily, her role of wife and mother (scandalous in the 1890s), she earned her way selling photographs of herself, appearing as an attraction in stores, and by turning herself into a mobile billboard. Zheutlin, a descendent of Annie, brilliantly probes the inner life and seeming boundless courage of this outlandish, brash, and charismatic woman."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
T2G
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zheutlin, Peter
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3626.H467
LC item number
S65 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Londonderry, Annie
  • Women cyclists
  • Women
  • Jewish women
  • Voyages and travels
  • Wagers
  • Bicycles
  • Voyages around the world
  • Londonderry, Annie
  • Bicycles
  • Jewish women
  • Voyages and travels
  • Voyages around the world
  • Wagers
  • Women cyclists
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
Spin : a novel based on a (mostly) true story, Peter Zheutlin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1255318459
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781643137520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Spin : a novel based on a (mostly) true story, Peter Zheutlin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1255318459
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781643137520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Tenley-Friendship LibraryBorrow it
      4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20016, US
      38.9476208 -77.0799279