The Life of the Automobile

The Life of the Automobile

The Complete History of the Motor Car

Book - 2014
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Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014, c2013
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781250040633
Branch Call Number: 629 .22209 PAR
Characteristics: ix, 437 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,25 cm


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Aug 30, 2015

Started reading this but it didn't keep my interest. Never finished.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
For the car completist, this is a soup-to-nuts (or nuts-to-bolts) history of the development of the automobile. From its start as a glorified bicycle in the 1880s to the development of alternative fuel cars of today, Parissien covers the high points (the “chrome age” in the 1950s) and the low (“the DeLorean”) in this entertaining, enthusiastic history of all-things car.
- Wayne Roylance


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tibailey Jul 11, 2014

Steven does a masterful job of sorting through the massive collection of auto manufacturers telling how they came to be as well as their fall from economic and engineering grace. There are many lessons in here about how to manage in the industrial / high tech age.

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