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Wheels For A Nation How America Fell in Love with the Automobile, and Lived Happily Ever After...well, Almost

By: Donovan, Frank

Price: $15.00  $12.75

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 15808

ISBN: 0690880731

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


124 b/w illustrations throughout. Begins in the Gay Nineties, when the new-fangled vehicles were speeding along at 20 mph. It rounds the turn of the century, when cars were handmade, expensive and the subject of controversy in legislatures and in the press. It details the evolution of engines, braking and suspension systems, tires, electric starters, design, and modern mechanical features, and analyzes the growth of the industry which now (1965) employs one seventh of Am... View more info