Jeep

Eight Decades from Willys to Wrangler

Author: Patrick R. Foster

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760366551

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The definitive, fully illustrated celebration of an auto manufacturer that paved its own way by going off-road is now updated to celebrate Jeep’s 80th anniversary. Few American vehicles, or vehicles made anywhere else in the world for that matter, are as universally iconic as the Jeep. From olive drab WWII military relics to the beloved Wrangler with its rear-mounted spare tire, open-air design, and telltale roll cage, the Jeep is a true classic. In Jeep: Eight Decades from Willys to Wrangler, automotive writer Patrick R. Foster chronicles Jeep vehicle design and production from the beginning of World War II to present. Beginning with the Jeep as a crucial component of the American war fleet, Foster expertly recounts the corporate shifts, financial struggles and successes, close calls, and, above all, the enduring machines that have carried Jeep from the early 1940s to its triumphant role as a modern-day embodiment of American perseverance. More than 200 color and black-and-white historical photos and period advertisements complement his expertly written narrative of Jeep's entire history, now updated to include five years of new model editions and prototypes, its return to the pickup market, and recent stunning marketplace successes. The resulting book reminds us that sometimes the road less traveled was just waiting for the right truck.
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Studebaker

The Complete History

Author: Patrick R. Foster

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760332870

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Studebaker began business as a builder of covered wagons. By 1921 they were the number four automaker in the nation. By 1932 they were bankrupt. And for Studebaker, one of the most remarkable stories in American automotive history, that was only the beginning. Studebaker: America's Most Successful Independent Automaker tells the full and fabulously colorful history of this icon of the American automotive scene. Rife with triumph and tragedy, brilliant moves and boneheaded decisions, Studebaker’s decades of building cars makes for a tempestuous saga featuring some of the more interesting characters in the twentieth-century business world. But, above all, the story features cars that, for countless Americans, truly defined driving: not just the Champion, which rocketed the company back to the top in 1939, or the 1950s Raymond Lowey-designed Starliner, deemed a “work of art” by the Museum of Modern Art, but also the Hawks and Larks that so many drivers loved. As the book traces Studebaker’s fortunes from success to crisis to merger and back, it also dwells with loving photographic attention on the vehicles, from the first electric car to the last Avanti.
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Kenosha's Jeffery & Rambler Automobiles

Author: Patrick Foster

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439664587

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Thomas B. Jeffery Company existed as an automobile maker from 1902 to 1916 and in that short span created a corporate foundation that would lead to successor firms Nash Motors, Nash-Kelvinator, American Motors, and Jeep. Thomas Jeffery named his automobile the Rambler, after the popular bicycles he manufactured prior to his car venture. The Rambler was a car of outstanding quality and reliability. From its first showing in Chicago in 1902, the Rambler stood out as an unusual value for the money. That reputation carried over when Tom Jeffery's son and successor Charles decided to change the car's name to Jeffery in honor of his late father. In 1916, Charles Nash, then president of General Motors, resigned his position and purchased the Thomas B. Jeffery firm, renaming it the Nash Motors Company. Before long, an all-new Nash car was introduced, and the Jeffery brand faded away. Nash went on to become one of the largest of the American independent automakers.
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International Harvester Trucks

The Complete History

Author: Patrick Foster

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627888179

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Get the entire history of the best trucks on the road. The International Truck and Engine Corporation has built the trucks that have been a staple of both agricultural and industrial trucking for nearly 100 years. International Harvester Trucks: The Complete History tells the complete story of the light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks, vans, and station wagons built by International Harvester during over a century of history, starting from the company's early days, through its first truck model in 1907, and right up to the present. The focus is firmly on the trucks themselves including collectible machines such as the Travelall and Scout. Author Patrick R. Foster is one of the world's premier transportation historians. His accessible writing style, illustrated with hundreds of never-before-seen archival photographs, makes this book the best examination of one of the world's most prolific truck manufacturers.
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Airstream

America's World Traveler

Author: Patrick Foster

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760351058

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Iconic, aluminum-bodied Airstream trailers have been around for 85 years--get the full story in this photo-rich book. Airstream is America's best and oldest manufacturer of travel trailers, and those retro silver coaches are iconic on America's highways. Representative of the age-old desire to explore, these trailers are unmistakable in design with distinctive aerodynamic rounded lines and an aluminum outer skin. Airstream: America's World Traveler celebrates the eight decades since the first Airstream graced America's highways. Airstream chronicles the fascinating history of Airstream trailers through a detailed history, stories, and beautiful photography. Although its roots stretch back to 1926, the first Airstream-brand trailers were introduced in 1936, just as America was emerging from the dark days of the Great Depression. Of the 400 travel-trailer manufacturers of that era, only Airstream survived. Dubbed the "Airstream Clipper" after the first trans-Atlantic seaplane, the 1936 Airstream featured a unique lightweight aluminum body that cut down on wind resistance, improved fuel efficiency, and made for easier towing. It slept four, carried its own water supply, was fitted with electric lights, and cost $1,200. The Airstream provided travelers with a way to see the world at their leisure and in solid comfort. It was the perfect vehicle for a country emerging from a long struggle. In the eight decades since that first Airstream, the company has produced some of the finest trailers in the world and gained a worldwide reputation as the Rolls-Royce of travel trailers. The Airstream story is one of travel, adventure, and memories that last a lifetime.
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The Story of Jeep

Author: Patrick R. Foster

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780873415644

Category: Transportation

Page: 252

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Since exploding on the scene as the world's greatest fighting machine at the proving grounds of Camp Holabird, Maryland, in 1940, the Jeep now holds the title as perhaps one of America's most beloved vehicles. How did Jeep go from a life-saving godsend at Normandy, Inchon, and the jungles of Vietnam to the comfortable, well-built sport utility vehicle of today? Jeep historian and former Jeep salesman Patrick Foster uncovers 60 years of Jeep development with dozens of rare photogrpahs plus a complete historical background of today's Cherokees, Wranglers and Grand Cherokees. It covers early Jeep prototypes, Jeeps of the future and a special chapter on the most desirable and collectible Jeeps of particular interest to collectors. Every Jeep made, model-by-model, is completely detailed and illustrated for simple identification.
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Jeep Wrangler

The Story Behind an Iconic Off-Roader

Author: Nigel Fryatt

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445671387

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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Nigel Fryatt explores all you need to know about the direct descendant of the original World War Two Jeep.
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Mao's New World

Political Culture in the Early People's Republic

Author: Chang-tai Hung

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801449345

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1138

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Mao's New World examines how Mao Zedong and senior Party leaders transformed the PRC into a propaganda state in the first decade of their rule...
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