The Great Bicycle Experiment: The Army's Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1986-97 (Paperback)

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    Kay Moore, an incorrigible history buff, was born and raised in Maryland. After ten years as a classroom teacher, she attended graduate school at the University of the Pacific and received her doctorate in education. Currently a professor in the Teacher Education Department at California State University in Sacramento, Kay is the author of several children's nonfiction books as well as professional guides for teachers. She lives in Placerville, California.
    In 1896 Lt. James Moss, second lieutenant at Fort Missoula, Montana, had a revolutionary idea: that bicycles, a relatively new innovation, could be employed by the military to replace cavalry horses for certain operations. Bikes did not need food, water, or rest; they would not die; they would never disobey their rider; and they were nearly noiseless. The eager young lieutenant set out to test this idea and prove the worth of the bicycle in army campaigns. Stationed at Fort Missoula at the time was the 25th Infantry, an all-black regiment. From these African American troops, Lt. Moss chose an elite group to form the Bicycle Corps and attempt a historic 2,000-mile journey to St. Louis.In The Great Bicycle Experiment, Kay Moore chronicles this challenging journey, highlighting the hardships and triumphs of these stalwart soldiers as they pedaled and pushed their way across the mountains and plains into history. Perfect for school or home, The Great Bicycle Experiment is both a valuable historical resource and an entertaining adventure story for readers young and old.

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    ISBN 9780878425938
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Paperback
    Pages 86
    Publisher Date 2012-08-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Mountain Pr
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Army's Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1986-97
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Moore, Kay
    Country of Origin United States
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