Archive for Author 'Sabu Advani', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Will Shiers
This look at scrapped American cars lain to rest in field and stream (yes, literally) not only documents relics of yesteryear but also a phenomenon that won’t exist much longer.
by David W Temple
Lower, longer, wider. Often outrageously designed—and often enough outrageously impractical for real-word use (David Davis calls them “comic book fantasies” in his Introduction)—these show cars were the most American of American cars and American lifestyle.
by Marek Krzysztalowicz
Never given subs a second thought? Using Germany’s WW II workhorse as an example this thorough book shows how they work and what it’s like to sail and live on one—and how the FBI in Long Island managed to arrest a crew and another ended up in the Tower of London!
by Michael Young
From eggs to ammo, the Army Service Corps kept front-line troops fighting. This book presents hundred of postcards showing what the daily grind was like, and from locales to fashion, it gives anyone with an interest in things historical something to relate to.
by Michael Edwards
They were the world’s largest automobile manufacturer in the early days. This book shows how trying to be everything to everyone is a heavy cross to bear—and can ruin you.
by Jens Cooper & Harald Hamprecht
This little Opel, the first-ever German concept car (1965), has more American connections that just being called the “baby Corvette.” As GM’s European subsidiary several US execs who would become industry heavyweights shaped the fates of this machine.
by Alfredo Marcantonio, David Abbott, John O’Driscoll
Hindsight is everything. What is now considered one of the greatest ad campaigns EVER was dismissed at the time by the very man who hatched it as a total mistake!
by Roland Löwisch
The history of the car and all the various bits that made it possible, from the taming of fire to the taming of animals to the invention of the wheel.
A formidable, illustrated reference book you’ll be picking up again and again. Even if you don’t speak German!
by Andrei I. Shepelev & Huib Ottens
The work of the Horten brothers, especially given their young age and the circumstances under which they worked, is very remarkable. The Ho 229 was their last and most ambitious project—yielding lessons that are still puzzling engineers.
by Martin Pfundner
How better to shake out cars—and impress the buying public—than by flogging them up and down hairy mountain passes. The French took their time embracing it but once they did, they stuck with it. Finally, here’s a proper book in English.
by Richard Adatto
Showing cars off is as old as the car itself. At its most rarefied level this takes the form of the high-end, blue chip, highly curated concours that documents as much as it builds the history of the automobile.
by Leonardo Fioravanti
From junior stylist to Managing Director at Pininfarina, high-level positions at Fiat and Ferrari, his own design-engineering-architecture firm—this fabulously illustrated book offers rich detail of a rich life.