This classic book contains Emily Post's investigation into whether or not it was possible to drive comfortably across America from New York to San Francisco in an automobile. Written before automobiles were widespread and accessible to all, this charming book is a personal account of elite automotive transportation before World War I, also detailing the history of the southwest and offering comments on ethnicity and class. It delineates Post's travels with her son and cousin, illustrating the vagaries and travails of their time spent on the road playing the role of American tourists. This classic book is both entertaining and informative, offering an interesting glimpse into the evolution of society in the light of modernity - a must-have for anyone interested in such topics. Emily Post was an American author famous for writing about etiquette. Originally published in 1916, this rare text is republished here with an introductory biography of the author.