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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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    Engines of Change
    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: 142 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452657356
    ISBN 10: 1452657351

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    Edition statement
    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