Engines of change : a history of the American dream in fifteen cars / Paul Ingrassia.

Author
Ingrassia, Paul [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2012.
Description
xx, 395 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-375) and index.
Contents
When Henry met Sallie: car wars and culture clashes at the dawn of America's automotive age -- Zora, Zora, Zora: a Bolshevik boy escapes the Nazis and saves the great American sports car -- The 1959 Cadillacs: style, status, and the race for the biggest tail fins ever -- Volkswagen's Beetle and Microbus: the long and winding road from Hitler to the hippies -- The Chevy Corvair makes Ralph Nader famous, lawyers ubiquitous, and (eventually) George W. Bush president of the United States -- Turning a "librarian" into a "sexpot": the youth boom, the sixties, and the making of the Mustang -- The brief but glorious reign of John Z. DeLorean and the Pontiac GTO -- Ohio Gozaimasu: Godzilla, Mr. Thunder, and how a little Japanese car became America's big Ichiban -- The Chrysler minivans: baby boomers become soccer moms and a, um, driving force in American politics -- The BMW 3 series: the rise of the yuppies and the road to Arugula -- The Jeep: from war to Suburbia, or how to look like you're going rock climbing when you're really going to Nordstrom -- The Ford F-series: cowboys, country music, and red-meat wheels for red-state Americans -- An innovative car (the Prius), its insufferable drivers (the Pious), and the advent of a new era.
ISBN
  • 9781451640632 (hardcover)
  • 1451640633 (hardcover)
LCCN
2012002303
OCLC
741542546
RCP
N - S