NC READS Book Discussion: Driving with the Devil
November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Carolina Reads is North Carolina Humanities’ statewide book club for 2022. North Carolina Reads features five books that explore issues of racial, social, and gender equality and the history and culture of North Carolina. All five books pose critical questions about how North Carolinians view their role in helping to form a more just and inclusive society.
Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR by Neal Thompson
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. Registration is required to join our discussion of Driving with the Devil as space is limited. Registration opens October 25. To register and join the conversation on November 15 at 6:30 pm in the Library’s Rogow Room, please call (828) 884-1830.
Watch NC Humanities’ recorded book event with author Neal Thompson, Dr. Daniel Pierce, and NASCAR Cup Series Driver Erik Jones. This conversation is moderated by North Carolina Humanities Board Trustee Brian Kahn.