Car Crazy

Car Crazy PDF Book Detail:
Author: G. Wayne Miller
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1610395522
Size: 68.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Transportation
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Book Description: In Car Wars, G. Wayne Miller, author of Toy Wars: The Epic Struggle Between G.I. Joe, Barbie, and the Companies That Make Them and Men and Speed: A Wild Ride through NASCAR's Breakout Season, takes readers back to the wild and wooly years of the early automobile era—from 1893, when the first U.S.-built auto was introduced, through 1908, when General Motors was founded and Ford's Model T went on the market. The motorcar was new, paved roads few, and devotees of this exciting and unregulated technology battled with citizens who thought the car a dangerous scourge of the wealthy which was shattering a more peaceful way of life. As the machine transformed American culture for better and worse, early corporate battles for survival and market share transform the economic landscape. Among the pioneering competitors are: Ransom E. Olds, founder of Olds Motor Works, inventor of the assembly line (Henry Ford copied him), and creator of a new company called REO; Frederic L Smith, cutthroat businessman who became CEO of Olds Motor Works after Olds was ousted in a corporate power play; William C. “Billy” Durant of Buick Motor Company (who would soon create General Motors), and genius inventor Henry Ford. The fiercest fight pits Henry Ford against Frederic Smith of Olds. Olds was the early winner in the race for dominance, but now the Olds empire is in trouble, its once-industry leading market share shrinking, its cash dwindling. Ford is just revving up. But this is Ford's third attempt at a successful auto company—and if this one fails, quite possibly his last. So Smith fights Ford with the weapons he knows best: lawyers, blackmail, intimidation, and a vicious advertising smear campaign that ultimately backfires. Increasingly desperate, in need of dazzling PR that will help lure customers to his showrooms, Smith stages the most outrageous stunt of the era: the first car race across the continental United States, with two of his Olds cars. The race pits the dashing writer Percy Megargel, a wealthy New Yorker, against Everyman mechanic Dwight B. Huss, a sturdy Midwesterner—men who share a passion for adventure and the new machine. Covered breathlessly by the press and witnessed by thousands in the communities they pass through, Megargel and Huss encounter marvel, mishap, conflict, and danger on their wild 3,500-mile race from Manhattan to Portland, Oregon, most of it through regions lacking paved roads—or any roads at all…Meanwhile, the Ford/Smith battle develops in the newspapers and courtroom dramas. Its outcome will shape the American car industry for a century to come. Car Wars is a page-turning story of popular culture, business, and sport at the dawn of the twentieth century, filled with compelling, larger-than-life characters, each an American original

Car Crazy

Car Crazy PDF Book Detail:
Author: Thomas R. Randall
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1425118089
Size: 38.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 117
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Book Description: Car Crazy is a look at the authors' 40 year love affair with Corvettes, sports cars, T buckets, race cars, pro street cars and a total fascination of their beauty and workmanship with ever changing design and color combinations. It paints a picture of society from generation to generation. It gives us an in depth view of the United States.

Car Crazy

Car Crazy PDF Book Detail:
Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241012325
Size: 70.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Book Description: Buckle your seat belt and get ready for an action-packed race through the world of automobiles. From turbo-charged dragsters to supercars and daredevil monster trucks...help your child get up to speed with all things fast and furious. Your child will snap up fast facts and be amazed as they discover all about the awesome vehicles inside Car Crazy. Cars, motorbikes, and trucks are featured through the book, with eye-catching pictures and information explaining how the vehicle technology works, from simple steering to petrol engines. Now available with text that lights up as you read along and playful images and sounds! Put your child in the driving seat for the ride of a lifetime...if it's got an engine and wheels they'll find it in Car Crazy.

Car Crazy

Car Crazy PDF Book Detail:
Author: Dean D. Dauphinais
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 26.23 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Technology & Engineering
Languages : en
Pages : 392
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Book Description: Contains an assortment of car-related information, trivia, and personal anecdotes

Car Crazy

Car Crazy PDF Book Detail:
Author: Curtis David Bulleman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486483754
Size: 52.24 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : un
Pages : 48
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Book Description: Dozens of mazes, word searches, crosswords, and other puzzles feature sleek, futuristic cars. The flashy vehicles offer plenty of coloring fun and include a pair of street racers to cut out and customize.

Poem Mobiles

Poem mobiles PDF Book Detail:
Author: J. Patrick Lewis
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375987649
Size: 67.22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : un
Pages : 40
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Book Description: This paperback picture book features fresh, quirky poems by two picture-book poetry veterans which explore practically every kid's favorite topic: CARS! The U.S. Children's Poet Laureate and an award-winning children's poet join their prolific forces in this picture book of poems about cars. But they're not just any cars: there's the "Sloppy-Floppy-Nonstop-Jalopy" ("So unique there is no copy"); the Bathtub Limosine ("With hot water heating / And porcelain seating"); and the "High Heel Car." Each of the thirteen quirky, inventive poems will speak directly to the imaginations of children, as will Holmes's high-concept, detail-filled illustrations.

Cars Parts

Cars   Parts PDF Book Detail:
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 76.59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Automobiles
Languages : en
Pages :
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What To Do Until The Grownup Arrives

What to Do Until the Grownup Arrives PDF Book Detail:
Author: Joseph R. Novello
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 31.89 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Parent and teenager
Languages : en
Pages : 349
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Book Description: An annotated question and answer format dealing with such concerns as school, sexual development, siblings, and drugs.

The Kovel S Antiques Collectibles Price List

The Kovel s Antiques   Collectibles Price List PDF Book Detail:
Author: Ralph M. Kovel
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 11.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Antiques
Languages : en
Pages : 878
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Book Description: THE BEST-SELLING PRICE GUIDE IN AMERICA! ALL NEW PRICES. SPECIAL COLOR REPORT ON THE NEXT HOT COLLECTIBLES. MORE THAN 50,000 APPRAISER-APPROVED PRICES, PLUS TIPS ON BUYING, SELLING, AND PRESERVING YOUR TREASURES.

Roary The Racing Car

Roary the Racing Car PDF Book Detail:
Author: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007351232
Size: 75.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Roary the Racing Car (Fictitious character)
Languages : un
Pages : 24
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Book Description: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrum! Watch out for Roary the Racing Car and friends in this action packed new sticker book! Featuring cool new characters from the latest series!