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Published in honor of the 100th anniversary of General Motors (GM), this beautifully produced large-format book offers a stunning visual history of the company and its most notable cars. Including classic vehicles such as Firebirds and Sting Rays and covering the gamut from the rear-engine Corvair to concept cars, this book recounts an impressive era, spanning most of the 20th century, when GM-both management and labor-took pride in the design, manufacture, and performance of its exceptional cars. Stein (The Performing Art of the American Automobile) includes a few black-and-white images from GM's early history, but the book is primarily illustrated with Michael Furman's technically exquisite studio photographs of classic cars, which capture the vehicles' grace and elegance. Bob Lutz, vice chairman of global product development for GM, and Nicola Bulgari, a renowned car collector, contribute informative introductory materials, and a number of other experts offer lively and substantive essays. Auto designer Stewart Reed provides insightful running commentary about the images. The resulting book is a strikingly beautiful and substantive history of GM. Highly recommended for all libraries, especially photography, automotive, and American history collections.