Archive for Author 'Mark Dwyer', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Bugatti; The Man and The Marque

by Jonathan Wood

Reprinted several times, this book raised the bar when it first came out 25 years ago and it’s still a, if not the, definitive book on the marque.

Bugatti: Le Pur-Sang des Automobiles

by H.G. Conway

A landmark book, not just for the marque but in the genre of automotive histories. In the 50 years since its original publication it has lost none of its luster and is, thankfully, still easily available in any of its several editions.

War at Sea: A Naval Atlas 1939–1945

by Marcus Faulkner

Every time you watch a movie or read a book about WWII naval engagements, this book should be in reach. Without it you’d have no real sense for space, distance, scale, and even time because movement on the open sea does not exactly happen at warp speed.

The Complete Guide to the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph and Bentley Arnage

by Richard Vaughan

Of all the Rolls-Royce and Bentley models, these two have been largely ignored by the specialist literature. This privately published book by an enthusiast/owner rectifies that and, specifically, records the myriad of year to year changes.

The V12 Engine

by Karl Ludvigsen

What do a tiny 1.1L motor from 1926 and a monster 112L from 1965 (which actually comprises four engines) have in common? A V12 configuration. How this is possible and why this is desirable—and why it didn’t always work—is the subject of a book first published a decade ago but now thankfully reissued.

Clydebank Battlecruisers: Forgotten Photographs From John Brown’s Shipyard

by Ian Johnston

This storied shipyard built five of the Royal Navy’s thirteen battlecruisers and not only had the foresight to document their work photographically but to hold on to the photos for decades—which is why a hundred years later this excellent book is possible.