Archive for Author 'Bill Ingalls', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Code Warriors

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.

The Winds of December, Cuba: 1958

by John Dorschner & Roberto Fabricio

Why steer you towards a 35-year-old book? Because Cuba is moving into our consciousness again and this book was then and still is an essential guide to understanding the US–Cuba situation. Also, the same traits that brought Castro to the fore are surely the reason he stayed in power for so long.

Twelve Tomorrows

Edited by Bruce Sterling

A science fiction story collection published every year by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their objective is to bring new technologies to the public’s attention through the popular medium of science fiction.

Cosmos, The Infographic Book of Space

by Stuart Lowe & Chris North

Space. You know it’s out there, but sizes, distances, temporal relationships are impossibly hard to visualize. Not anymore.

Rise Of The Robots, Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

by Martin Ford

You may want to rethink your New Year’s resolutions—because The Robots are coming! No kidding. For real. Ford has worked years in this field, so don’t shrug this off.

Keep A Knockin’, The Story of a Legendary Drummer

by Charles Connor with Ziv Biton

When the now 80-year-old Connor joined The Upsetters (aka Little Richard’s band) he was only 18. The band didn’t have a bass player so he had to drum extra hard—enabling him to “upset” many a musical convention with innovative rhythm work.

How to Build a Car: A high-speed adventure of mechanics, teamwork, and friendship

by Lacey & Sodomka

Have you heard the one about a mouse, a frog, and a bird building a car? Not a joke, this charming book for inquisitive young minds explains how a car works—and how you can’t, really, build one on your own.

The Last Days of Henry Ford

by Henry Dominguez

Not just the “last days” but the last 18 months. New details and new perspectives paint a more human picture of this tortured tycoon.

The Red Baron

by Wayne Vansant

Do NOT avert your eyes! Can a graphic history book be worth reading/? This one is. And not just for kids.

Grand Prix Bugatti

by H.G. Conway

Bugattis do not have a consistently superior racing record but they evidence a particular steadfastness of vision and purpose. Covering both the race history and the mechanical aspects of the cars this book has been a staple in any serious Bugatti library for fifty years.

The Earthmover Encyclopedia

by Keith Haddock

A Michelin tire for a Bugatti Veyron is around $10,000—a tire for a LeTourneau L-2350 front-loader will set you back six times as much. Big numbers are the grand theme in this colossal reference book.

The Story of the Boeing Company

by Bill Yenne

Timber! There’s a reason Bill Boeing started, and kept, his company in Seattle: spruce wood.

The focus of this book is more on the flying machines than the business itself, and even at that seems to gloss over the failures that are a normal part of progress.