The American Heritage History of the Automobile in America

The American Heritage History of the Automobile in America

Large coffee table book with illustrations and descriptions of early American automobiles. Great for a Father's day present, Christmas or birthdays.

  • Brand: Brand: Scribner
  • ASIN: 0671229869

The Most Scenic Drives in America, Newly Revised and Updated: 120 Spectacular Road Trips

The Most Scenic Drives in America, Newly Revised and Updated: 120 Spectacular Road Trips

  • Brand: Reader s Digest Editors
  • ASIN: 1606523589

Roadside America: The Automobile in Design and Culture

Roadside America: The Automobile in Design and Culture

Roadside America is a collection of essays which examine the impact of the automobile on the culture and landscape of the United States. The essays cover the role of the automobile in terms of technology, arts and literature, building types, and landscapes of roads and streets. The book provides the historical context needed by preservationists to evaluate and to preserve buildings and structures associated with the role of the automobile in the American built environment.

  • ASIN: 0813801311

National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 5th Edition: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S.

National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 5th Edition: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S.

This fully updated edition of the best-selling guidebook from National Geographic showcases 300 of the best scenic drives across the United States. The fifth and latest edition of National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways provides more than 300 possibilities for spectacular getaways in your local area and throughout the 50 states. Whether you're looking for a short day trip close to home or a several-weeks-long vacation, you'll find a host of ideas in this beautifully illustrated, detail-packed book, which celebrates America's regional diversity, rich history, and jaw-dropping splendor. Suggested drives include Maine's rocky coastline, the Southeast's mystical swamplands, the Southwest's striking red-rock plateaus, the West's majestic mountains, and many more. Veteran National Geographic authors with deep knowledge of each area employ superb storytelling techniques to enliven your journeys. Each drive features mile-by-mile directions, as well as all the practical info you'll need to make your next road trip an experience to remember.

  • ASIN: 1426219059

Janesville: An American Story

Janesville: An American Story

* Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2017 * An Economist Best Book of 2017 * A Business Insider Best Book of 2017 * “A gripping story of psychological defeat and resilience” (Bob Woodward, The Washington Post)—an intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class.This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its main factory shuts down—but it’s not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up. Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Amy Goldstein spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin, where the nation’s oldest operating General Motors assembly plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession. Now, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, Goldstein shows the consequences of one of America’s b...

  • ASIN: 1501102265

Pioneers, Engineers, And Scoundrels: The Dawn Of The Automobile In America

Pioneers, Engineers, And Scoundrels: The Dawn Of The Automobile In America

This "cast of characters" provides the lens through which award-winning author Beverly Rae Kimes focuses on the early years of the American automobile industry. While some names - Ford, Dodge, Buick, and more - are easily recognized, this book also introduces snapshots of lesser known, but vitally important actors in this dramatic saga. The famous, the infamous, and the unknown are brought together by their common dedication to this great invention - and united by the fascinating stories that characterize each person.

  • ASIN: 076801431X

Taking Charge: The Electric Automobile in America

Taking Charge: The Electric Automobile in America

The tumultuous history of inventors and corporations who have tried to bring the electric car to the market.Amazingly, in 1900 28 percent of all cars were electric. By 1920 the electric car had all but vanished and gas-powered cars dominated the market. In Taking Charge, Schiffer deftly explores how cultural factors, not technological ones, explain the rise of gas-guzzling cars. Schiffer brings the history of the electric car into the present, arguing that despite the Detroit Big Three’s reluctance to make electric cars, their time has finally arrived.

  • ASIN: 1588340767

The Most Scenic Drives in America: 120 Spectacular Road Trips

The Most Scenic Drives in America: 120 Spectacular Road Trips

Featuring more than two hundred all-new full-color photographs, an illustrated collection of some of the most scenic places to take a road trip in the United States is accompanied by recommended towns to visit, maps, and information on trip length, updated tourist information, advice on the best time to go, and other traveling tips. 35,000 first printing.

  • Brand: Brand: Reader's Digest
  • ASIN: 0762105801

The Devil's Mercedes: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America

The Devil's Mercedes: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America

In 1938, Mercedes-Benz began production of the largest, most luxurious limousine in the world. A machine of frightening power and sinister beauty, the Grosser 770K Model 150 Offener Tourenwagen was 20 feet long, seven feet wide, and tipped the scales at 5 tons. Its supercharged, 230-horsepower engine propelled the beast to speeds over 100 m.p.h. while its occupants reclined on glove-leather seats stuffed with goose down. Armor plated and equipped with hidden compartments for Luger pistols, the 770K was a sumptuous monster with a monstrous patron: Adolph Hitler and the Nazi party.Deployed mainly for propaganda purposes before the war, the hand-built limousines―in which Hitler rode standing in the front seat―motored through elaborate rallies and appeared in countless newsreels, swiftly becoming the Nazi party’s most durable symbol of wealth and power. Had Hitler not so thoroughly dominated the scene with his own megalomania, his opulent limousine could easily have eclipsed him. Most of the 770Ks didn’t make it out of the rubble of World War II. But several of them did. And two of them found their way, secretly and separately, to the United States. In The Devil’s Mercedes, author Robert Klara uncovers the forgotten story of how Americans responded to these rolling relics o...

  • Brand: Klara Robert
  • ASIN: 1250069726

Driving Women: Fiction and Automobile Culture in Twentieth-Century America

Driving Women: Fiction and Automobile Culture in Twentieth-Century America

Over the years, cars have helped to define the experiences and self-perceptions of women in complex and sometimes unexpected ways. When women take the wheel, family structure and public space are reconfigured and re-gendered, creating a context for a literary tradition in which the car has served as a substitute for, an escape from, and an extension of the home, as well as a surrogate mother, a financial safeguard, and a means of self-expression.Driving Women examines the intersection of American fiction―primarily but not exclusively by women―and automobile culture. Deborah Clarke argues that issues critical to twentieth-century American society―technology, mobility, domesticity, and agency―are repeatedly articulated through women's relationships with cars. Women writers took surprisingly intense interest in car culture and its import for modern life, as the car, replete with material and symbolic meaning, recast literal and literary female power in the automotive age. Clarke draws on a wide range of literary works, both canonical and popular, to document women's fascination with cars from many perspectives: historical, psychological, economic, ethnic. Authors discussed include Wharton, Stein, Faulkner, O’Connor, Morrison, Erdrich, Mason, Kingsolver, Lopez, Kadohata, Sm...

  • Brand: Brand: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • ASIN: 0801886171
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