We Have a Winner!

America’s Weird and Wonderful Races, Derbies, Pageants, and Eating Contests
by Railey Jane Savage
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Publisher: Lyons Press

Publication Date: October 01, 2017

ISBN: 9781493029051

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Celebrate America’s outrageous competitive fire

  • 100 years of “see it to believe it” American contests
  • Includes dozens of mind-blowing, little-known competitions
  • Gorgeous design with 150 color and black-and-white photographs, plus sidebars

From marathon dancing, to food eating contests, beauty pageants, pole sitting, rotten sneaker contests, animal calling contests, phone-booth stuffing, outhouse races, and more, Americans love competing to see who can do anything better than anyone else. We Have a Winner! is a visually stunning tour, from coast to coast, through our often whacky, uniquely themed contests. Covering more than a century’s worth of competition, and packed with photos and fascinating sidebars, this book shows how the American competitive spirit—as wacky as it sometimes is—mirrors American trends, innovation, and news.