History is full of daring, adventurous, and, at times, edge-of-your-seat races. Topics ranging from racing around the world to building the atomic bomb to climbing Mount Everest will leave readers with a greater sense of how these events shaped history. In this series, readers will be immersed in eight races which are brought to life through compelling narratives. Vivid details, profound primary source quotes, and captivating images will transport readers into these momentous occasions that will be remembered for generations. Additional features include a fast facts spread, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.