Archive for Author 'Charly Baumann', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Cruise O Matic: Automobile Advertising of the 1950s

by Yasutoshi Ikuta

Relive an exuberant period in American auto history through ads that are as flamboyant as the cars.

The Curtiss Hydroaeroplane: The U.S. Navy’s First Airplane 1911–1916

by Bob Woodling and Taras Chayka

The story of the first truly successful seaplane is here told against the backdrop of the all-important human factor: how people find each other, work together, and make the sum greater than its parts.

From Schoolboy to Station Commander

by Jock Heron

This autobiographical memoir by a career RAF pilot who also worked with and then for aero engine maker Rolls-Royce sheds light on man facets of active-duty flying, engineering/admin, and procurement.

Hawker Hurricane

by Marek Ryś

A high-level survey of all Marks of the famous British WW II fighter that was the RAF’s first-ever monoplane. Specifically aimed at scale modelers and anyone who wants a quick but solid synopsis.

P-51D Mustang American Aces

by Artur Juszczak

The P-51D was the definitive version of the Mustang P-51D and the primary USAAF fighter in Europe. Tons of kit models exist and if you want to customize them, this is your book.

Big Wings: The Largest Aeroplanes Ever Built

by Philip Kaplan

Splendidly illustrated with not only aircraft “stuff,” this book takes a sometimes nostalgic and always sympathetic look at two dozen big birds.

Ikarus: Busse für die Welt

by Christian Suhr

If you like busses, you’ll want to know about Ikarus from Hungary and this is about the only book to do the job. From China to Canada, you may have ridden in one and not even known it!

Amazing Barnfinds and Roadside Relics

by Ryan Brutt

Turn off reality TV and go find your own car! They’re out there, and Ryan “The Automotive Archaeologist” Brutt will show you what he—and you—can find.

American X & Y Planes: Volume 1: Experimental Aircraft to 1945

by Kev Darling

Many of the aircraft in this book may not be terribly well known but without them the planes that we do know would probably have not come about. In other words, trial by error.

Locomotive Portraits

by Jonathan Clay

For the first time in book form one of the UK’s best-known Transport Artists is showing his work, as well as explaining his method, to a wider audience.

British Buses 1967

by Jim Blake

Is an interest in buses a “purely British phenomenon”? The author doesn’t think so—and offers piles of photos to show us what we might be missing.

An Inkling of Brewster

by Frank E. Wismer III

This US coachbuilder bodied the most expensive automobiles of the day and also built its own complete cars so it is no wonder that its clientele is a veritable “Who’s Who” of high society. Based on heretofore private papers the book offers a good overview.