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ENGINES OF CHANGE

A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars

By Paul Ingrassia

Narrated by Sean Runnette

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10 Audio CDs List Price: $34.99    Your price: $27.99
EAN: 9781452607351
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Publication Date: 05/01/2012 Running Time: 12 hrs 30 min
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Synopsis

From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Paul Ingrassia comes a narrative of America like no other: a cultural history that explores how cars have both propelled and reflected the national experience—from the Model T to the Prius.


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"Car enthusiasts will love the stories and broader context. Smooth-sounding Sean Runnette connects with these narratives in an authentic, low-key way." ---AudioFile

"A thoughtful, propulsive assay of the machine that changed a nation, a world." ---The Wall Street Journal

"Packed from rocker panels to sunroof with good stories and salient facts about the automobiles that shaped America." ---P. J. O'Rourke

Summary

America was made manifest by its cars. From the assembly lines of Henry Ford to the open roads of Route 66 and Jack Kerouac, America's history is a vehicular history—an idea brought brilliantly to life in this major work by the acclaimed author of Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster.

One of the nation's most eloquent and impassioned car nuts, Paul Ingrassia offers a wondrous epic in fifteen automobiles, including the VW Beetle, the Chevy Corvair, Robert McNamara and Lee Iacocca's Mustang, the Pontiac GTO, Honda's Accord, the BMW 3 Series, and the Jeep, among others. Through them, the author shows us much more than the car's ability to exhibit the particularly American tension between the lure of freedom and the obligations of utility; he takes us through the rise of American manufacturing, the suburbanization of the country, the birth of the Hippy and the Yuppy, the emancipation of women, and so much more, including the car's unintended consequences: trial lawyers, energy crises, and pollution. Narrative history of the highest caliber, Engines of Change is an entirely edifying new way to look at the American story.


TRANSPORTATIONGeneral
TRANSPORTATIONAutomotiveHistory
TECHNOLOGYGeneral
TECHNOLOGYEngineeringAutomotive
HISTORYGeneral
HISTORYUnited States20th Century

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