Preston Tucker And His Battle To Build The Car Of Tomorrow
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✏Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow Book Summary : In the wake of World War II, the U.S. automobile industry was fully unprepared to meet the growing demands of the public, for whom they had not made any cars for years. In stepped Preston Tucker, a salesman extraordinaire who announced the building of a revolutionary new car: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up. Tucker's car, which would include ingenious advances in design and engineering that other car companies could not match, captured the interest of the public, and automakers in Detroit took notice. Here, author Steve Lehto tackles Tucker's amazing story, relying on a huge trove of documents that has been used by no other writer to date. It is the first comprehensive, authoritative account of Tucker's magnificent car and his battles with the government. And in this book, Lehto finally answers the question automobile aficionados have wondered about for decades: exactly how and why the production of such an innovative car was killed.
📒Art Deco Chicago ✍ Robert Bruegmann
✏Art Deco Chicago Book Summary : An expansive take on American Art Deco that explores Chicago's pivotal role in developing the architecture, graphic design, and product design that came to define middle-class style in the twentieth century Frank Lloyd Wright’s lost Midway Gardens, the iconic Sunbeam Mixmaster, and Marshall Field’s famed window displays: despite the differences in scale and medium, each belongs to the broad current of an Art Deco style that developed in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century. This ambitious overview of the city’s architectural, product, industrial, and graphic design between 1910 and 1950 offers a fresh perspective on a style that would come to represent the dominant mode of modernism for the American middle class. Lavishly illustrated with 325 images, the book narrates Art Deco’s evolution in 101 key works, carefully curated and chronologically organized to tell the story of not just a style but a set of sensibilities. Critical essays from leading figures in the field discuss the ways in which Art Deco created an entire visual universe that extended to architecture, advertising, household objects, clothing, and even food design. Through this comprehensive approach to one of the 20th century’s most pervasive modes of expression in America, Art Deco Chicago provides an essential overview of both this influential style and the metropolis that came to embody it.
📒The Automobile And American Life 2d Ed ✍ John Heitmann
✏The Automobile and American Life 2d ed Book Summary : Reviews of the first edition: "The prose is almost flawless, and the writing never feels beleaguered...it is almost like the author enjoyed every topic and every page. Highly recommended. All collections"—Choice "A great starting point for any student of American automotive history and a worthwhile addition to a collector's bookshelf"—Autoweek "Fun, informative, and close to a prewar bull's eye!"—Prewar Auto Notes "Very worthwhile reading"—Hemmings Classic Car "This is an immensely useful work, especially for those of us who want an entertaining and provocative text for our courses...provide teachers with a great opportunity to expand on the text in class...a valuable asset to any teacher who hopes to bring the automobile and automobility into the classroom"—Technology and Culture "Highly recommended"—Enterprise & Society "A deeply thought provoking study"—www.route66infocenter.com. Now revised and updated, this book tells the story of how the automobile transformed American life and how automotive design and technology have changed over time. It details cars' inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the wealthy; racing and the promotion of the industry; Henry Ford and the advent of mass production; market competition during the 1920s; the development of roads and accompanying highway culture; the effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the automotive Golden Age of the 1950s; oil crises and the turbulent 1970s; the decline and then resurgence of the Big Three; and how American car culture has been represented in film, music and literature. Updated notes and a select bibliography serve as valuable resources to those interested in automotive history.
📒King Energy ✍ Bruce Raphael
✏King Energy Book Summary : The modern energy industry grew out of the rubble of the Middle Ages and the American Civil War. It quickly grew into a bewildering assemblage not only of mines, fields, pipelines, utilities and their overlapping directorates but of public and private policies and intrigues throughout the world, one broad enough in scale to rival the most powerful democracies in determining the ultimate fates of nations. Its priorities set the stage for the Cold War and the nuclear arms race. If the industrys rise to power was unexpected by the traditional establishments of nation and state, its crash was equally breathtaking, involving actors and players in unexpected locales and venues, from backyard inventors to the concrete canyons of Wall Street. King Energy is the story of the companies and personalities that defined the 20th Century and set the stage for the economic, political and social agendas leading up to the new millennium.
📒Video Source Book Video Program Listings J T ✍ James M. Craddock
✏Video Source Book Video program listings J T Book Summary : "A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction"--T.p.
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📒Car Of The Year ✍ Henry Bolles Lent
✏Car of the Year Book Summary : A profile of seventy-five noteworthy automobiles including the Stutz Bearcat (1914), Essex Coach (1922), Jordan Playboy (1925), Auburn 851 (1935), and Tucker (1948).
📒Reel Life Real Life ✍ Mary Ann Horenstein
✏Reel Life Real Life Book Summary : REEL LIFE - REAL LIFE is a video guide with a difference. Whether you are looking for a movie that will help you probe the mysteries of love & sex, appreciate the demands & rewards of striving for personal fulfillment or face the challenges of serious illness, you will find guidance in these pages. The four authors, life-long film buffs, have pooled their professional experience in social work, education, & journalism to prepare more than 700 penetrating reviews of feature films. Including classics of the early cinema & the latest video releases, these movies provide valuable insights into 17 major life issues & situations, from aging to substance abuse. Other chapters include Family, Marriage & Divorce, Homosexuality, Friendship, Coming of Age, Prejudice, Violence & Rape, Feisty Women, Single Life, Taking a Stand, Mental Illness & War. The authors also offer their personal selection of "popcorn" movies - movies that promise pure entertainment for those moments when everyone longs to be transported by laughter, fantasy or adventure. Call Mary Ann Horenstein at 800-900-REEL for information or send a check for $12.95 plus $2.50 mailing costs to Fourth Write Press, P.O. Box 156, Kendall Park, NJ 08824-0156. Quantity discounts available.
📒Video Hounds Golden Movie Retrievee ✍ Gale Group
✏Video Hounds Golden Movie Retrievee Book Summary : Containing the most extensive listing of movies available on video and a multitude of cross-referencing within its 10 primary indexes, this new edition includes 1,000 new movies (23,000 in all), expanded indexing, a fresh new introduction and more of the beloved categories.