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

Car Number Galaxy/Celebrities

by Noël Woodall

In Britain, license plates normally stay with the car throughout its life. Personalized number plates are a big thing there, and for some fifty years one guy traded in them. This is his first of many books.

Rolls-Royce and Bentley, Coachbuilt Specials in the Modern Era

by Richard Vaughan

Coachbuilding is dead. Long live coachbuilding. Well, not quite, but high degrees of customization and the occasional ground-up, one off scratchbuilt are possible if your wallet is big enough.

Ripper

by Isabelle Allende

Here we have yet another Crime Novel—but from a reputable, serious author. It is her first one. So how does she fare in this, her first time out as a mystery writer? Read our review and be enlightened.

Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars

by Gloria MacMillan, editor

Bradbury is on the A-list of classic sci-fi literature. This book examines his work through various prisms—literary, sociological, scientific. It also deals with how Bradbury was adapted to film and television. It will satisfy both Bradbury fans and Bradbury scholars

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Bentley T-Series: The Essential Buyer’s Guide

by Malcolm Bobbitt

Cars that are expensive to buy are expensive to fix. This fantastically overengineered car can be positively ruinous, making this Buyer’s Guide absolutely essential insurance.

Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy

by Mike Love and James S. Hirsch

Enough about Brian Wilson already! I am a Beach Boy too, a founding member! Attention must be paid! I am a wonderful person! Look at Me, Ma!

The Dylanologists, Adventures in the Land of Bob

by David Kinney

Now that Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the fans and enthusiasts portrayed in this book, many of them obsessive, are vindicated. David Kinney describes these folks with respect and sympathy.

Price Guide For The Beatles American Records

by Perry Cox and Frank Daniels

John Lennon, 1966: “We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first—rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity.” Fifty years later and considering the scope of this book, it just might go either way. Even if you don’t collect/trade Beatles records, you can still enjoy the book.

The Caped Crusade, Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

by Glen Weldon

The Batman: Just when you think you have your Bat-Fix under control, another book comes along to let you know just how much more you really need. The Bat-Universe seems endless. This book adds Bat-Nerds into the mix and offers a new perspective on the heart of The Caped Crusader’s obsession.

How To Listen To Jazz

by Ted Gioia

Think of this book as akin to attending a graduate course in jazz appreciation. Because this book covers the subject in more than a cursory, introductory manner, we hesitate to use the cliché “Jazz 101.” Think of this book as a syllabus and find out how to “register for class.”

Keep Watching The Skies, American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties

by Bill Warren

Warren’s book will absolutely answer any question you might have concerning vintage Sci-Fi cinema, along with many, many things you would not even think to ask. That this book is inclusive is the understatement of the past, the present—and the FUTURE!

Tom McCahill on Sports Cars

by Tom McCahill

The acid-tongued Yalie took American automobile journalism to new heights and was unafraid to stick to his convictions: he preferred the Corvair to a Porsche—put that in your pipe, Ralph Nader. Here are 54 of his musings.