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NC Reads… Driving with the Devil by Neal Thompson
June 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
The Wake Forest Historical Museum is excited to announce that it will be part of North Carolina Humanities’ statewide book club for 2022. We will join libraries, museums, and individuals across the state in reading books that explore issues of racial, social, and gender equality and the history and culture of North Carolina.
On Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 pm, we’ll meet at the Museum to discuss Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR by Neal Thompson. The event will include a light dinner and refreshments. This is a great chance to meet new people who share your interest in the history and culture of North Carolina!
Please note: this event will not include the live-streamed author conversation, because the event will be held on June 23 in person at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte. To learn more about that event, please visit nchumanities.org.
Nonfiction. The true story behind NASCAR’s moonshine-fueled origins. Long before the sport of stock-car racing existed, young men in the rural, Depression-wracked South learned that cars and speed were tickets to a better life. With few options beyond farm or factory, the best chance of escape was running moonshine.
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