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Ready to Roll: A Celebration of the Classic American Travel Trailer

Gellner, Arrol. Keister, Douglas

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ISBN 10: 0670030554 / ISBN 13: 9780670030552
Published by Viking, New York, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Oblong octavo in yellow cloth in color pictorial dust jacket (whtie spine with red text); 145 pages: color illus.; 21 x 24 cm. In English. Out of print. Fine copy in near fine dust jacket with very light edgewear (no tears or creases); DJ is clean; cloth is clean and free of fraying; boards are free of rubbing and bumps; pages are clean, crisp, bright and free of marks and creases; edges of pages are clean; binding is tight and square. First edition, first printing (full number line). Bookseller Inventory # 85215

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Title: Ready to Roll: A Celebration of the Classic ...

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Americans in search of family oriented domestic travel, safe and inexpensive, are buying trailers and RVs in record numbers. At the same time—with fantasies of Lauren Bacall sipping an extra-dry Gibson against a gleaming metal doorway in Palm Springs and Lucy and Desi's madcap Long, Long Trailer trip—they crave the vanished luxury and quirkiness of antique auto trailers. Those simpler, slower days of freedom and security are being recaptured in trailers from all eras, rescued and restored as living, road-ready Americana.

Ready to Roll, with more than 300 color photographs, taps into this trend in gloriously illustrated and insightfully chronicled retro style. Here is the complete evolution of the trailer, from the utilitarian Covered Wagon to the aristocratic Airstream and Aerocar Land Yacht to the homemade Hammer Blows of the Depression. Here too are the people who drove these cherished chariots and increasingly lived in them in trailer parks, from the stereotypically seedy to the likes of Bing Crosby's exclusive Blue Skies Trailer Village. The amazing camaraderie of groups like the Tin Can Tourists marks the trailer phenomenon as a major segment of American consciousness and history.

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Arrol Gellner, a residential architect, lives in Emeryville, California.

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