by Bryan Perrett
WW I was the first conflict to see widespread use of mechanization, a threshold hybrid stage where horse, camel, and mule fought alongside car, tank, and airplane. All except the latter are discussed here.
by David Tremayne
An important photographer, an important period, expect to be entertained and delighted and moved the way only images can do.
by Tony Buttler
The title is clear enough—except that it doesn’t tell you it’s about fighters and bombers. And even at that, it is quite selective but it is bristling with important facts and many rare photos.
by Damon Hill
A candid and intense look at a life that became complicated way before the author took up racing and became world champion.
by Richard Harman
A massive book about the iconic American sportsman whose middle name, Swift, foreshadowed exactly what his life would be all about: going fast, on land and sea and in general.
by Art Evans
“Amazing” doesn’t even begin to exhaust the fullness of the man whose obit described him as “bathed in golden sunlight.” Pilot, racer, sailor, inventor, family man, holder of a speed record—for driving backward.
by David Kinney
Now that Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the fans and enthusiasts portrayed in this book, many of them obsessive, are vindicated. David Kinney describes these folks with respect and sympathy.
by René Staud (photos), Jürgen Lewandowski (text)
Who needs coupés and cabrios is what this book asks. Unless the answer is self-evident in these photos you’ll have to come up with your own.
by David Maraniss
Greatness comes before the fall, and Detroit was once great. You’ll wish you’d had the chance to experience it yourself but until it becomes great again, this book will have to suffice.
by Malcolm Bobbitt
This 4th edition of a cornerstone of any decent Rolls-Royce/Bentley library is significantly revised and enlarged, not least because its release coincides with the model’s 60th anniversary.
by Perry Cox and Frank Daniels
John Lennon, 1966: “We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first—rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity.” Fifty years later and considering the scope of this book, it just might go either way. Even if you don’t collect/trade Beatles records, you can still enjoy the book.
by Paul Tritton
This small book adds useful detail to a lesser-known chapter of the history of not only the two cofounders of Rolls-Royce but two other important men in the firm’s, and Britain’s history.