by Albert Drake
If you follow rodding, Drake’s name will ring a bell. For years and decades this rodder and writer has contributed to magazines and written books and this latest compilation makes it easy for new rodding enthusiasts to see what sitting at the feet of their elders would have been like.
by Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy Komissarov
Well-illustrated histories of the “real” planes are accompanied by detailed descriptions of plastic scale model kits and commentary concerning their accuracy and available modifications.
by Mauro Forghieri & Daniele Buzzonetti
The youngest, the longest-serving, and the most successful Ferrari engineer to date speaks candidly of his life working on some of the most iconic sports and racing cars. A long-overdue and much-needed book.
by Miles Macnair
Picture this: an air force is fighting for its very survival. A private citizen offers to buy her impoverished government several squadrons of fighter planes. The government says—no. This snub kickstarted a chain of events that culminated in Britain developing one of the important aircraft of all time.
by William H. Miller
From the grand ships of the storied lines to mail boats bound for Africa this little book offers a good, basic, nicely illustrated introduction to the topic.
by Doug Ramsey
A serious, thoughtful biography of a jazz saxophonist by a jazz critic and musician who knew his subject personally. This spells real insight, and, in fact, this book ought to be a model to all biographers.
by Peter G. Cooksley
Absolutely one of the better books on the subject, which is probably why it keeps getting re-issued. Great at the human-interest level and a solid Big Picture introduction to the service that really validated aviation and thereby served as a model for all air forces.
by Andreas & Dagmar Hensing
Morgans are an anachronism, but people buy them faster than they can be built! This book shows, for the first time ever, how a typical build unfolds.
by Alan Ranger
Dunkirk has always remained a controversial topic in terms of strategy and goals. This book skirts the whole issue and instead introduces into the record several hundred snapshots taken by German soldiers.
by Bill Yenne
“A monkey could fly this plane.” Well, no, but once six monkeys on a flight from Thailand got loose. A modified version of it was called the Pregnant Guppy and NASA considered it a lifesaver. Everything you need to know about “Tomorrow’s Airliner” is in this lovely book.
by Joe Hagan
At the best of times, Rolling Stone magazine was, and once more is, so much more than merely a chronicle of the music industry or popular culture. It showcased heavy-hitting political reporting and writers who would become literary luminaries. This masterful biography offers a look behind the curtain.
by Martin A. Bowman
A close-up look at operating the mighty World War II bomber during the war and then on relief missions in the immediate aftermath.