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The Resource Aloha Wanderwell : the border-smashing, record-setting life of the world's youngest explorer, Christian Fink-Jensen and Randolph Eustace-Walden

Aloha Wanderwell : the border-smashing, record-setting life of the world's youngest explorer, Christian Fink-Jensen and Randolph Eustace-Walden

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Aloha Wanderwell : the border-smashing, record-setting life of the world's youngest explorer
Title
Aloha Wanderwell
Title remainder
the border-smashing, record-setting life of the world's youngest explorer
Statement of responsibility
Christian Fink-Jensen and Randolph Eustace-Walden
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1922, a 15-year-old girl, fed up with life in a French convent school, answered an ad for a travelling secretary. Tall, blonde, and swaggering with confidence, she might have passed for twenty. She also knew what she wanted: to become the first female to drive around the world. Her name was Aloha Wanderwell. Aloha's mission was foolhardy in the extreme. Drivable roads were scarce and cars were alien to much of the world. The Wanderwell Expedition created a specially modified Model T Ford for the journey that featured gun scabbards and a sloped back that could fold out to become a darkroom. All that remained was for Aloha to learn how to drive. Aloha became known around the globe. She was photographed in front of the Eiffel Tower, parked on the back of the Sphinx, firing mortars in China, shaking hands with Mussolini, and smiling at a tickertape parade in Detroit. By the age of 25, she had become a pilot, a film star, an ambassador for world peace, and the centrepiece of one of the biggest unsolved murder mysteries in California history. Her story defied belief, but it was true. Every bit of it. Except for her name. The American Aloha Wanderwell was, in reality, the Canadian Idris Hall. Drawing upon Aloha's diaries and travel logs, as well as films, photographs, newspaper accounts, and previously classified government documents, Aloha Wanderwell reveals the astonishing story of one of the greatest--and most outrageous--explorers of the 1920s."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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CaOONL
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1969-
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Fink-Jensen, Christian
Dewey number
910.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Eustace-Walden, Randolph
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wanderwell, Aloha
  • Women travelers
  • Voyages around the world
  • Automobile travel
Target audience
general
Label
Aloha Wanderwell : the border-smashing, record-setting life of the world's youngest explorer, Christian Fink-Jensen and Randolph Eustace-Walden
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9780864928955
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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*
Label
Aloha Wanderwell : the border-smashing, record-setting life of the world's youngest explorer, Christian Fink-Jensen and Randolph Eustace-Walden
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9780864928955
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*

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