Training the Right Stuff: The Aircraft That Produced America’s Jet Pilots

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by Mark A. Frankel & Tommy H. Thomason

Jets behaved like nothing before them; accident rates soared. It wasn’t until 1948 that the military had a proper jet trainer—developed with private funds! This splendid book takes us from biplane to high-tech simulator.

Bulgin: The Very Best of Russell Bulgin

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by Russell Bulgin

Unicorn. Hen’s teeth. Unobtainium. The book, that is. Published posthumously by his colleagues this anthology presents some of the towering—and not just because he was 6’7”—British journalist’s choicest automotive musings.

Tony Hulman: The Man Who Saved the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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by Sigur E. Whitaker

From wholesale grocer to motorsports impresario this unknown businessman would become a household name. This biography presents these and many other of his activities.

Shenanigans: Lifting the Hood on General Motors

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by Arnold O’Byrne

The author rose from accounts clerk to senior executive at GM and in his role as in-house auditor laid bare corruption, dishonesty, and disrespect at GM Ireland. This autobiography tells it like it is.

Motorsports and American Culture

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by Mark D. Howell & John D. Miller (eds)

Are motorsports relevant to the culture at large? Essays from a diverse range of contributors look for answers from the late nineteenth century to the present—but other cultures may well have different answers.

Code Warriors

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by Stephen Budiansky

Shakespearean personalities intertwine with Faustian bargains to achieve turf-guarding victories between the various US intelligence agencies, creating a bureaucratic environment where control of the secret becomes more important than the secret itself.

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Bentley T-Series: The Essential Buyer’s Guide

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by Malcolm Bobbitt

Cars that are expensive to buy are expensive to fix. This fantastically overengineered car can be positively ruinous, making this Buyer’s Guide absolutely essential insurance.

Atlantic Automobilism: Emergence and Persistence of the Car, 1895–1940

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by Gijs Mom

Written by an academic for a scholarly audience this book investigates why, among the various modes of transport, it was the car that established itself as dominant, and its geographic spread.

MiG-29: Kościuszko Squadron Commemorative Scheme

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by Robert Gretzyngier & Wojtek Matusiak

If you know your American Revolution history you know there is an American connection to this Polish Air Force squadron. If you’ve run out of ways to customize your MiG-29 kits this book will give you lots of ideas.

Bud Moore’s Right Hand Man: A NASCAR Team Manager’s Career at Full Throttle

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by Greg Moore with Perry Allen Wood

A look at NASCAR from the inside. Watching it on TV or even live gives you little insight into what goes on on the other side of pit wall—not always pretty and never simple.

Silverstone – the Home of British Motor Racing

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by Chas Parker

First used in 1947 by a bunch of friends for some off-the-cuff racing—running over a sheep in the pursuit of speed—this former airfield drew only a year later a crowd of 100,000 for its first proper British GP. Here is the whole story, from then to 2013.

Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy

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by Mike Love and James S. Hirsch

Enough about Brian Wilson already! I am a Beach Boy too, a founding member! Attention must be paid! I am a wonderful person! Look at Me, Ma!