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Ford Racing Century

Author : Larry Edsall
ISBN : 076031621X
Genre : Transportation
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An incredible array of photographs...hours of satisfaction in turning the pages of this book. Classic MotorsportsThis oversized book is a photo-driven look at Ford's voluminous racing history in America. This rich history begins with the 1901 race in which Henry Ford defeated Alexander Winton in a 10-lap race on a one-mile oval at the Detroit Driving Club and covers racing through today. The book includes great Ford racing stories such as the Miller Ford Indy program, development of the Gurney-Westlake Ford V-8, and the 1962-70 Ford Total Performance program, the Trans-Am racing program, the NASCAR racing program, the rich Ford drag racing history, landspeed record Fords, the Shelby programs, the GT-40, and even a section on sport compact drag racing today.About the Author:Larry Edsall was snatched away from a career as a daily newspaper sports editor to become motorsports editor at AutoWeek magazine. Before long, he was a full time automotive industry news and motorsports editor. While at AutoWeek, he drove nearly half a million miles evaluating vehicles on four continents.
Category: Transportation

Preston Tucker And His Battle To Build The Car Of Tomorrow

Author : Steve Lehto
ISBN : 9781613749562
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ford Gt

Author : Larry Edsall
ISBN : 9780760319932
Genre : Transportation
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One of the most exciting new cars of 2004 is profiled in this beautiful book. The Ford GT is the modern version of the incredible GT40, a car created by Ford in the 1960s to beat the Ferraris at Le Mans-which they did! The success of the original GT40, coupled with its great looks, made it one of the most popular cars in automotive racing history. Ford has revived the spirit of the original race car with perhaps its most exciting new car in 30 years-the Ford GT. The new car has lines taken straight off the original GT40 and power supplied by a 500-hp V-8. Three Ford GTs will be built in 2003 to commemorate the 1-2-3 victory at Le Mans in 1966, and the car will see limited regular production beginning in June 2004. This book includes an in-depth analysis of how the car came to be, complete with original interviews with Ford execs and engineers as well as drawings of concept cars. Also included is a short chapter summing up the origins and race history of the GT40. Also a section discussing the concepts for GT40 revivals. Many of these cars have not been revealed in publications previously.
Category: Transportation

American Auto Racing

Author : J.A. Martin
ISBN : 078648389X
Genre : Transportation
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As soon as there were automobiles, there was racing. The first recorded race, an over road event from Paris to Rouen, France, was organized by the French newspaper Le Petit Journal in 1894. Seeing an opportunity for a similar event, Hermann H. Kohlsaat--publisher of the Chicago Times-Herald--sponsored what was hailed as the "Race of the Century," a 54-mile race from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois, and back. Frank Duryea won in a time of 10 hours and 23 minutes, of which 7 hours and 53 minutes were actually spent on the road. Race cars and competition have progressed continuously since that time, and today's 200 mph races bear little resemblance to the event Duryea won. This work traces American auto racing through the 20th century, covering its significant milestones, developments and personalities. Subjects included are: Bill Elliott, dirt track racing, board track racing, Henry Ford, Grand Prix races, Dale Earnhardt, the Vanderbilt Cup, Bill France, Gordon Bennett, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Mercer, the Stutz, Duesenberg, Frank Lockhart, drag racing, the Trans Am, Paul Newman, vintage racing, land speed records, Al Unser, Wilbur Shaw, the Corvette, the Cobra, Richard Petty, NASCAR, Can Am, Mickey Thompson, Roger Penske, Mario Andretti, Jeff Gordon, and Formula One. Through interviews with participants and track records, this text shows where, when and how racing changed. It describes the growth of each different form of auto racing as well as the people and technologies that made it ever faster.
Category: Transportation

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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21st Century Urban Race Politics

Author : Ravi K. Perry
ISBN : 9781781901854
Genre : Social Science
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With case studies from across the country, in medium-sized and large cities, and mayors of various backgrounds, this volume provides an account of how different minority mayors have handled minority representation in historically majority Caucasian cities and what lessons academics and politicians can learn from them.
Category: Social Science

Hummer

Author : Larry Edsall
ISBN : 9780760321959
Genre : Transportation
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The all-new Hummer H3 will reach market in early 2005, just as this book chronicling its development is published. The H3 will offer traditional Hummer off-road durability and stump-pulling power in a smaller, more-affordable SUV-styled package. Interest in the new model is very high and the automotive website "edmunds.com" reported, ". . . the smaller and cheaper H3 is likely to become the most popular Hummer ever."
Category: Transportation

The Power And The Glory

Author : Ivan Rendall
ISBN : 0563360933
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Offers a historic look at the sport of motor racing from the 1890s to the present
Category: Sports & Recreation

Our Story

Author : Vivian L. Beeler
ISBN : 9781469125909
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Our Story 90 years, Looking Back... The world has changed so much in 90 years that I wanted to write about how they affected our lives. To let you know that we were real people that had the same emotions and feelings that you have. Ive included a little genealogy, a little history and how the things you read about in your history books affected us. Also, how the world has changed socially and morally and not always for the best. Of course this is your 90 year old Great Grandmas story and ideas.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Crossroutes The Meanings Of Race For The 21st Century

Author : Paola Boi
ISBN : 3825866513
Genre : Social Science
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This collection reflects the still urgent project of historical recuperation, as well as an examination of literary representations and other cultural manifestations of the Black Diaspora. Disciplinary work within the boundaries of African American Studies has been enhanced by more general considerations of the history of "race" and racism in globalized contexts. The articles assembled here reflect recent empirical research as well as challenging theoretical considerations. Contributions address particular formations of racialized modernity owed to the impact of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery, and thus broaden the approach to the Middle Passage, to improve our understanding of it as a constitutive transatlantic phenomenon in the widest possible sense.
Category: Social Science

Gender Race And Family In Nineteenth Century America

Author : Rebecca Fraser
ISBN : 9781137291851
Genre : History
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Sarah Hicks Williams was the northern-born wife of an antebellum slaveholder. Rebecca Fraser traces her journey as she relocates to Clifton Grove, the Williams' slaveholding plantation, presenting her with complex dilemmas as she reconciled her new role as plantation mistress to the gender script she had been raised with in the North.
Category: History

Making The American Century

Author : Bruce J. Schulman
ISBN : 9780199323968
Genre : History
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The twentieth century has been popularly seen as "the American Century," a long period in which the United States had amassed the economic resources, the political and military strength, and the moral prestige to assume global leadership. By century's end, the trajectory of American politics, the sense of ever waxing federal power, and the nation's place in the world seemed less assured. Americans of many stripes came to contest the standard narratives of nation building and international hegemony charted by generations of historians. In this volume, a group of distinguished U.S. historians confronts the teleological view of the inexorable transformation of the United States into a modern nation. The contributors analyze a host of ways in which local places were drawn into a wider polity and culture, while at the same time revealing how national and international structures and ideas created new kinds of local movements and local energies. Rather than seeing the century as a series of conflicts between liberalism and conservatism, they illustrate the ways in which each of these political forces shaped its efforts over the other's cumulative achievements, accommodating to shifts in government, social mores, and popular culture. They demonstrate that international connections have transformed domestic life in myriad ways and, in turn, that the American presence in the world has been shaped by its distinctive domestic political culture. Finally, they break down boundaries between the public and private sectors, showcasing the government's role in private life and how private organizations influenced national politics. Revisiting and revising many of the chestnuts of American political history, this volume challenges received wisdom about the twentieth-century American experience.
Category: History

The Twentieth Century

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ISBN : UCAL:$B522478
Genre : English periodicals
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The Nineteenth Century

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ISBN : UCLA:31158011441101
Genre : Nineteenth century
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Category: Nineteenth century

Foundations Of The American Century

Author : Inderjeet Parmar
ISBN : 9780231517935
Genre : Political Science
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Inderjeet Parmar reveals the complex interrelations, shared mindsets, and collaborative efforts of influential public and private organizations in the building of American hegemony. Focusing on the involvement of the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations in U.S. foreign affairs, Parmar traces the transformation of America from an "isolationist" nation into the world's only superpower, all in the name of benevolent stewardship. Parmar begins in the 1920s with the establishment of these foundations and their system of top-down, elitist, scientific giving, which focused more on managing social, political, and economic change than on solving modern society's structural problems. Consulting rare documents and other archival materials, he recounts how the American intellectuals, academics, and policy makers affiliated with these organizations institutionalized such elitism, which then bled into the machinery of U.S. foreign policy and became regarded as the essence of modernity. America hoped to replace Britain in the role of global hegemon and created the necessary political, ideological, military, and institutional capacity to do so, yet far from being objective, the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations often advanced U.S. interests at the expense of other nations. Incorporating case studies of American philanthropy in Nigeria, Chile, and Indonesia, Parmar boldly exposes the knowledge networks underwriting American dominance in the twentieth century.
Category: Political Science

Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

Author : Gale Research Company
ISBN : UOM:39015068932782
Genre : Literature, Modern
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.
Category: Literature, Modern

The Black Metropolis In The Twenty First Century

Author : Robert Doyle Bullard
ISBN : 0742543293
Genre : Political Science
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This book brings together key essays that seek to make visible and expand our understanding of the role of government (policies, programs, and investments) in shaping cities and metropolitan regions; the costs and consequences of uneven urban and regional growth patterns; suburban sprawl and public health, transportation, and economic development; and the enduring connection of place, space, and race in the era of increased globalization. Whether intended or unintended, many government policies (housing, transportation, land use, environmental, economic development, education, etc.) have aided and in some cases subsidized suburban sprawl, job flight, and spatial mismatch; concentrated urban poverty; and heightened racial and economic disparities. Written mostly by African American scholars, the book captures the dynamism of these meetings, describing the challenges facing cities, suburbs, and metropolitan regions as they seek to address continuing and emerging patterns of racial polarization in the twenty-first century. The book clearly shows that the United States entered the new millennium as one of the wealthiest and the most powerful nations on earth. Yet amid this prosperity, our nation is faced with some of the same challenges that confronted it at the beginning of the twentieth century, including rising inequality in income, wealth, and opportunity; economic restructuring; immigration pressures and ethnic tension; and a widening gap between 'haves' and 'have-nots.' Clearly, race matters. Place also matters. Where we live impacts the quality of our lives and chances for the 'good life.'
Category: Political Science

Ford Motor Company The First 100 Years

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ISBN : UOM:39076002744923
Genre : Transportation
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Compiled by the company's corporate historian, Bob Kriepke, the book chronicles Ford's history with a series of photographs accompanied by informative text. Included are Ford family pictures, old promotional fliers, candid photos of Ford employees at work, blueprints, and eye-opening panoramic shots of Ford complexes and products. In short, it is a compelling and fascinating look at Ford Motor Company's first century. The book begins with a rare photo of Henry Ford as a young man and the farmhouse in which he grew up. It documents Ford's early attempts at establishing his own company, including his success on the racetrack to interest investors. Once he launched Ford Motor Company he never looked back. Efficient factory and product design coupled with innovative ideas has kept Ford Motor Company at the forefront of the industry ever since. Among the most interesting photographs are images of Ford relaxing with friend and mentor Thomas Edison, a wide angle shot of thousands of Model Ts straight off the production line, early tractor prototypes, futuristic car designs from the 1930s, Ford racing cars throughout the years, and com-memorative events ranging from the millionth Ford car to the 100th year of Ford racing in 2001. Product photographs include numerous Ford vehicles on the drawing board and assembly line, such as Thunderbird, Mustang, Probe and Bronco, along with some tanks and ambulances from World War I and World War II. This collection of Ford photographs provides a fascinating glimpse at the men and women who have shaped the company throughout the years and celebrates the vehicles that have made Ford Motor Company an American icon.
Category: Transportation

Henry Ford

Author : Vincent Curcio
ISBN : 9780199911202
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Most great figures in American history reveal great contradictions, and Henry Ford is no exception. He championed his workers, offering unprecedented wages, yet crushed their attempts to organize. Virulently anti-Semitic, he never employed fewer than 3,000 Jews. An outspoken pacifist, he made millions producing war materials. He urbanized the modern world, and then tried to drag it back into a romanticized rural past he'd helped to destroy. As the American auto industry struggles to reinvent itself, Vincent Curcio's timely biography offers a wealth of new insight into the man who started it all. Henry Ford not only founded Ford Motor Company but institutionalized assembly line production and, some would argue, created the American middle class. By constantly improving his product and increasing sales, Ford was able to lower the price of the automobile until it became a universal commodity. He paid his workers so well that, for the first time in history, the people who manufactured a complex industrial product could own one. This was "Fordism"--social engineering on a vast scale. But, as Curcio displays, Ford's anti-Semitism would forever stain his reputation. Hitler admired him greatly, both for his anti-Semitism and his autocratic leadership, displaying Ford's picture in his bedroom and keeping a copy of Ford's My Life and Work by his bedside. Nevertheless, Ford's economic and social initiatives, as well as his deft handling of his public image, kept his popularity high among Americans. He offered good pay, good benefits, English language classes, and employment for those who struggled to find jobs--handicapped, African-American, and female workers. Such was his popularity that in 1923, the homespun, clean-living, xenophobic Henry Ford nearly won the Republican presidential nomination. This new volume in the Lives and Legacies series explores the full impact of Ford's indisputable greatness, the deep flaws that complicate his legacy, and what he means for our own time.
Category: Biography & Autobiography