A page-turning, previously untold story of the tumultuous early years of the automotive era, when three pioneering manufacturers battled bare-knuckled for market share, an unprecedented cross-continental race transfixed the nation, and the automobile radically transformed America.
G. Wayne Miller is a Visiting Fellow at Salve Regina University's Pell centre for International Relations and Public Policy, in Newport, Rhode Island, where he is director of the centre's Story in the Public Square initiative (www.publicstory.org). He is a long-time staff writer for The Providence Journal, where he was member of a Pulitzer Prize-finalist team that covered a deadly nightclub fire. Miller is the author of seven works of contemporary and historical narrative non-fiction, including Toy Wars, King of Hearts, and Men and Speed. He also wrote and co-produced three documentaries broadcast on PBS, including most recently The Providence Journal's Coming Home, about veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, which was nominated for a New England Emmy and won the regional Edward R. Murrow Award. He is the recipient of the 2013 Roger Williams Independent Voice Award from the Rhode Island International Film Festival. He lives near Providence, RI.