Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars

Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars

by Paul Ingrassia
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Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
hhlucky More than 1 year ago
In this book the author actually covers a lot more then just 15 cars. He gives us a brief concise history of American Motoring with an emphasas on cars that caused or underscored social trends, from the Model T to the Prius. His snappy prose keeps the material moving along, and he gives just enough detail to satisfy most readers, except for maybe the more serious gearheads. Some readers might argue as to which 15 cars should make this list. The Chrysler Airflow,'57 Chevy, and Ford Taurus are barely mentioned, and the hot rod and custom trends of the 40's & 50's are virtually ignored. There is a heavy emphasis on the buying habits of yuppies - when was the last time you heard anyone mention the 1927 LaSalle - but the author does make a good case for his picks. Read this book yourself and see if you agree!
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