How to Spend Your Income Building a Car that Must Travel 100 Miles on a Single Gallon of Gas

The first chapter from Jason Fagone‘s new book, Ingenious, about the X Prize Foundation’s $10 million competition to build a car that can travel 100 miles on a single gallon of gas. Thanks to Fagone and Crown Publishing for sharing it with the Longreads community. You can purchase the full book here.

Source: Crown
Published: Nov 5, 2013
Length: 19 minutes (4,972 words)

Longreads Member Exclusive: The Skies Belong to Us (Chapter 5), by Brendan I. Koerner

This week’s Member Pick is a chapter from Brendan I. Koerner‘s new book The Skies Belong to Us, the story of Roger Holder and Cathy Kerkow, who in 1972 hijacked Western Airlines Flight 701 headed from Los Angeles to Seattle. Koerner, a contributing editor for Wired who’s been featured on Longreads in the past, explains:

Source: Crown
Published: Jun 13, 2013
Length: 24 minutes (6,231 words)