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

American Motors Corporation

by Patrick R. Foster

What started as the largest merger of car companies in US history had an ignominious end. Undeserved, the author says. Such much is AMC part of US culture that a 2008 car magazine touted the firm’s revival—only to be debunked as a cruel April Fool’s joke.

The American Clipper Ship, 1845–1920

by Glenn A. Knoblock

“All the tea in China”—that’s a main reason the world needed express ships favoring speed over cargo volume to cross the seas at a “good clip.” The narrow, yacht-like sailing ships and a cutthroat business full of human drama are covered here in engaging form.

A Higher Call

by Adam Makos with Larry Alexander

German flak cripples an American bomber. Separated from the herd, it manages to stay aloft. It’s only a matter of time until a German fighter shows up. And then he does. You’ll be surprised what happens next.

Dora Dutch, A Postmodern Novel

by Bill Wolf

Drugs, sex, science fiction. A word painting. You’ll have to be in a particular frame of mind to unravel this unusual book.

Home Sweet Anywhere

by Lynne Martin

Ah, to chuck it all and just . . . leave. Want to test-drive the idea? Read this book!

Bleeding Edge

by Thomas Pynchon

The internet, capitalism, 9/11 are the big themes in this reclusive American author’s latest detective novel. Beautiful language, rich imagery, many questions, few answers. All good.

Engine Design Concepts for World Championship Grand Prix Motorcycles

by Alberto A. Boretti, Editor

If friction and spark and power density keep you awake at night, cozy up to this book. A broad overview of WCGP racing and micro detail analysis of highly technical concepts

Bravo, Stanley!

by H. James Merrick

A thoroughly researched history of Stanley’s attempts at making a name for their cars through racing—at a time when even “experts” were sure that such speeds were unattainable or not survivable by humans.

The Stanley Steamer, America’s Legendary Steam Car

by Kit Foster

“The Flying Teapot” was an interesting experiment in its day and one example held the world record for the fastest mile in an automobile from 1906 to 11—and for steam-powered cars until 2009! The full story is told here.

Detroit, An American Autopsy

by Charlie LeDuff

Unless you live under a rock you know this storied US city is suffering. Will your city be next? Not if enough people read this book!

Flying Fox – Otto Fuchs: A German Aviator’s Story, 1917–1918

by Adam M. Wait (editor)

Not your basic autobiography! As much a novel as a historical investigation this first-ever English edition adds many layers of commentary by the translator.

Automotive Climate Control: 116 Years of Progress

by Gene D. Dickirson

How do we stay warm in a car? In the olden days, lap robes and braziers; today, electronically controlled multi-zone systems with memory function that let you drive from pole to pole with only minimal temperature fluctuation inside the cabin. Also covers a/c and ancillary systems.