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    DescriptionAmerica 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.


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    Title
    Engines of Change (Library Edition)
    Subtitle
    A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Ingrassia, Narrator Sean Runnette
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452637358
    ISBN 10: 1452637350
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.1
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: WG
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    B&T General Subject: 790
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009090, TRA001000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 629.2220973
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060, TRA001050
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54300
    LC classification: TL23 .I54 2012C
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Formerly the Detroit bureau chief for the "Wall Street Journal," Paul Ingrassia is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a former executive of Dow Jones. Sean Runnette, a multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has produced several Audie Award-winning audiobooks. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company, and his television and film appearances include "Two If by Sea," "Copland," "Sex and the City," "Law & Order," and "Third Watch."
    Review quote
    "A thoughtful, propulsive assay of the machine that changed a nation, a world." ---The Wall Street Journal