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History and Evolution of the Automobile

by William Jr Baxter Editions Le Mono (July 03, 2017)

This book presents the history of the automobile and its evolution.

The 19th century is marked by unparalleled advances in science and its applications to the industrial arts. The automobile is looked upon...


The Life of the Automobile

by Steven Parissien Thomas Dunne Books (May 12, 2014)

The Life of the Automobile is the first comprehensive world history of the car.

The automobile has arguably shaped the modern era more profoundly than any other human invention, and author Steven Parissien examines...


Classic Japanese Performance Cars: History & Legacy

by Ben Hsu Car Tech (October 18, 2013)

One of the hottest new trends is to drive a vintage Japanese performance car. Learn performance upgrades with this book.


Comeback: The Fall & Rise of the American Automobile Industry

by Paul Ingrassia & Joseph B. White Simon & Schuster (May 14, 2013)

In Comeback, Pulitzer Prize-winners Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White take us to the boardrooms, the executive offices, and the shop floors of the auto business to reconstruct, in riveting detail, how America's...


On Wheels

by Michael Holroyd Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 13, 2013)

From the bestselling author of A Book of Secrets, a brisk, charming, illustrated account of a motoring life

As a child, Michael Holroyd spent his best hours in his family's cramped garage, which contained a wealth...


From Horse Power to Horsepower: Toronto: 1890-1930

by Mike Filey Dundurn (July 25, 1996)

As horse gave way to machine, the look of Toronto and the lifestyles of its inhabitants were irrevocably altered.


Old Car Detective: Favourite Stories, 1925 to 1965

by Bill Sherk Dundurn (March 18, 2011)

In this hilarious collection of old car stories, Canada's very own "Old Car Detective" Bill Sherk presents 80 of his favourite stories spanning the years from 1925 to 1965. Behind every old car there's a story...


I'll Never Forget My First Car: Stories from Behind the Wheel

by Bill Sherk Dundurn (May 01, 2005)

A hilarious story collection that describes the trials and tribulations that often follow the decision to purchase a car for the first time.


Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives

by Catherine Lutz & Anne Lutz Fernandez St. Martin's Press (January 04, 2010)

Carjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile's contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices are is widely known, the problems we face every day because...


The Yugo

by Jason Vuic Hill and Wang (February 28, 2011)

Six months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000, NPR's Car Talk declared it "the worst car of the millennium." And...


Why We Drive

by Matthew B. Crawford & Ron Butler HarperAudio (June 09, 2020)

From the author of the landmark Shop Class as Soulcraft, a brilliant, first-of-its-kind celebration of driving as a unique pathway of human freedom, one now critically threatened by automation. 

"A thoughtful,...


Door to Door

by Edward Humes & Marc Cashman HarperAudio (April 12, 2016)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Garbology explores the hidden and costly wonders of our buy-it-now, get-it-today world of transportation, revealing the surprising truths, mounting challenges,...


Policing the Open Road

by Sarah A. Seo & Nancy Wu Blackstone Publishing (February 18, 2020)

How the rise of the car, the symbol of American personal freedom, inadvertently led to ever more intrusive policing-with disastrous consequences for racial equality in our criminal justice system.

When Americans...


The Longest Line on the Map

by Eric Rutkow & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (January 08, 2019)

From the award-winning author of American Canopy, a dazzling account of the world’s longest road, the Pan-American Highway, and the epic quest to link North and South America, a dramatic story of commerce,...


East Kent Road Car Company Ltd: Services of the Golden Jubilee Era

by Richard Wallace Crowood (March 25, 2019)

East Kent - Services of the Golden Jubilee Era takes the reader on a journey along the routes of all the stage-carriage services operated by East Kent in 1968, just after the Company celebrated its Golden Jubilee...


Tales from the Indianapolis 500

by Jenna Fryer, Jack Arute & A. J. Foyt Sports Publishing (January 05, 2012)

What's it like to race across the blacktop of the nation's most famous track? How does it feel to smash into a concrete wall while going over 200 miles per hour? This exciting, humorous, and poignant collection...


Dale Earnhardt Jr.

by Mike Hembree Sports Publishing (June 01, 2013)

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s name virtually assured that his life would not be ordinary. Over the past decade, he has fulfilled that destiny. His father, one of the most successful drivers in the history of international...


Engines of Change

by Paul Ingrassia Simon & Schuster (May 01, 2012)

A narrative like no other: a cultural history that explores how cars have both propelled and reflected the American experience-- from the Model T to the Prius.

From the assembly lines of Henry Ford to the open...


1969-1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

by Dan Burrill Car Tech (July 15, 2017)

Not to be outdone by Chrysler, Ford had to build and field its own race-duty big-block to compete with the 426 Hemi in drag and stock car racing. In competition trim, the Boss 429 powered Ford and Mercury stock...


1001 NASCAR Facts

by John Close Car Tech (May 15, 2017)

For nearly 70 years, NASCAR has been the premier sanctioning body for organized Stock Car Racing in the United States. During that time, the sport has grown from a Southern, regional series to a global brand...


Dale vs. Daytona

by Risk Houston Car Tech (August 15, 2017)

Dale Earnhardt and Daytona International Speedway remain two of the most iconic names in the history of NASCAR, and are inevitably connected when either name is mentioned. Earnhardt's failed attempts to win...


What Makes the Trolley Car Go

by William Jr Baxter Editions Le Mono (July 03, 2017)

This Historical Essay is published by "History and Civilization Collection".

"Of all the wonderful operations accomplished by the aid of electricity, none so completely mystifies the beholder as the action...


The socialist car

by Lewis H. Siegelbaum Cornell University Press

Across the Soviet Bloc, from the 1960s until the collapse of communism, the automobile exemplified the tension between the ideological imperatives of political authorities and the aspirations of ordinary citizens....


Cars for Comrades

by Lewis H. Siegelbaum Cornell University Press

The automobile and Soviet communism made an odd couple. The quintessential symbol of American economic might and consumerism never achieved iconic status as an engine of Communist progress, in part because it...


My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990

by Tad Burness & Matt Stone Black Dog & Leventhal (May 09, 2017)

This one-of-a-kind, massive illustrated history of more than 10,000 American automobiles is perfect for the millions of classic car enthusiasts. With more than 1,300 pages and 12,500 illustrations covering 70...


Lost Muscle Cars

by Wes Eisenschenk Car Tech (March 15, 2016)

This book is a collection of stories written by enthusiasts about their quest to find these extremely rare and valuable muscle cars. Lost Muscle Cars includes 45 intriguing stories involving some of the most...


This Millennium so Far | Children's Modern History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Let’s go down the memory lane to see and appreciate the changes that have transpired since the start of this millennium. You will find that this is a powerful read as it details the progress in societies,...


Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile

by Richard Schweid The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

Vintage U.S.-made cars on the streets of Havana provide a common representation of Cuba. Journalist Richard Schweid, who traveled throughout the island to research the story of motor vehicles in Cuba today and...


Keeping Ontario Moving: The History of Roads and Road Building in Ontario

by Robert Bradford Dundurn (May 09, 2015)

The development of roads and highways was critical to early economic and social development of Ontario. This book traces the history of roads and the road-building industry in Ontario from the eighteenth century...


Automotive Milestones: The Technological Development of the Automobile: Who, What, When, Where, and How It All Works

by Robert L. Norton Industrial Press, Inc. (September 24, 2015)

This is a general interest trade book that describes the development of automotive technology and engineering from the start of the industry before 1900 to the present day. It explains how various systems and...


60 Years Behind the Wheel: The Cars We Drove in Canada, 1900-1960

by Bill Sherk Dundurn (October 01, 2003)

From rumble seats to running boards, this book captures the thrill of motoring in Canada from the dawn of the twentieth century to 1960.


200 Years Yonge: A History

by Ralph Magel Natural Heritage (December 10, 1998)

A celebration of Yonge Street, from its beginning as a First Nations Trail to the Yonge Street we know today, extending from Toronto to Innisfil.


Car Country: An Environmental History

by Christopher W. Wells & William Cronon University of Washington Press (May 15, 2013)

For most people in the United States, going almost anywhere begins with reaching for the car keys. This is true, Christopher Wells argues, because the United States is Car Country�a nation dominated by landscapes...


Bill Sherk Behind the Wheel 3-Book Bundle: 60 Years Behind the Wheel / I'll Never Forget My First Car / Old Car Detective

by Bill Sherk Dundurn (May 28, 2016)

The rubber meets the road in Bill Sherk's well-loved series of automotive books, a must-read for fans of classic and, er, "classic" cars.


Land Rover: The Story of the Car that Conquered the World

by Ben Fogle William Collins (October 06, 2016)

Sunday Times Bestseller

As quintessentially British as a plate of fish and chips or a British Bulldog, the boxy, utilitarian Land Rover Defender has become an iconic part of what it is to be British.

It is...


Door to Door

by Edward Humes Harper (April 12, 2016)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Garbology explores the hidden and costly wonders of our buy-it-now, get-it-today world of transportation, revealing the surprising truths, mounting challenges,...


The Great Race

by Levi Tillemann Simon & Schuster (January 20, 2015)

The Great Race recounts the exciting story of a century-long battle among automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance--and the thrilling race to build the car of the future.

The world's great...