by Graham Robson
A supremely recognizable Rolls-Royce that you still find on the roads today without too much effort. This book doesn’t add much we don’t know already but it is convenient to have the core facts neatly gathered in one book.
by Peter Kirsch
A fireship doesn’t put out fires, it starts them. This profusely illustrated book is the first to examine the role of this device, from antiquity to the early nineteenth century.
by Edward Quinn
For most, the 1950s were a time of austerity. Celebrities were blissfully unaware of it and car makers were happy to indulge them. Quinn captures them in candid shots.
by Marek Ryś
An assortment of highly exotic machinery illustrates innovative approaches to engineering problems. Some seem to be answers to questions no one asked, others are task-specific adaptations of already existing apparatus.
by Willem Oosthoek
From European exotica to hopped-up Corvettes and from gentlemen racers with pockets bulging from oil money to hardscrabble amateurs, the 1950s racing scene in the US was colorful. It is also a largely, and undeservedly, overlooked subject—until now.
by Philip Jodidio
Take a tour around the world to see examples of how the car begat architecture specific to its requirements or complementary to the attributes it embodies, from the obvious—like car museums—to the not so obvious—like accoustic barriers.
by Gaillard R. Peck, Jr.
For ten years the U.S. Air Force secretly trained Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps fighter aircrews against actual Soviet MiG jet fighters. Written by the man who initiated the program this book covers everything from fighting the bureaucracy to fighting the enemy.
by Kevin Atkinson
Everyone knows that Bugattis used distinctive flat-spoke aluminum wheels. So did Singer—but 20 years earlier. The curved front forks of a bicycle are a George Singer patent, and still in use today. If you don’t know Singer, you should.
by Tim Sullivan
Seems like an eminently useful book. Hard data as provided by the official record keeper. You’ll think this is a book you ought to have. Well . . . read the review first!
by Roger Annett
Terrorists, rebels, border conflicts, dubious alliances—sounds like everyday modern news. This book revisits a long forgotten conflict from 50 years ago. For once, it turned out well.
by Zahira Véliz Bomford
Works of art on paper are sensitive to light and therefore cannot be on permanent public display. The Courtauld Gallery has one of the most important collections of Spanish drawings in Britain and this catalog accompanied one of their periodic exhibits.
by Philip Porter
A true 150 mph. In the 1960s. Plus a mouth-watering shape. It’s one of the few cars that was more popular in closed than in open form. And cheap (relatively). Get one! But get the book first!