Archive for Items Categorized 'Youth and Young Adult (YA)', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Tom Cotter and Bill Warner
By the 1950s Cuba had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country—and since the 1959 trade embargo its car-dependent population has shown the highest degree of ingenuity to keep these oldies on the road.
by Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi
This is an annual volume that analyzes, reviews and reports on the year’s auction results from 17 automotive auction houses—nearly 90 events. But this book is far more than just a bunch of dry lists.
by Dariusz Grzywacz
Leaving aside the question of whether children should be coloring warplanes, this book offers 3-views and outlines of 15 aircraft, along with brief specs and a few words as to their purpose. There are worse ways to spend $5.50 . . .
by Lorenzo Ardizio (editor)
This book accompanied the opening of the new Alfa Romeo “Time Machine” museum in 2015 and presents the history of the marque the way the museum does.
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.
by Brian Sewell, illustrated by Stefan Marjoram
The slender book, splendidly illustrated, offers the briefest of glimpses of the man behind the car, Henry Royce, whose high standards for everything he encountered propelled him into greatness and also into sickness.
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.
by Gene Blottner
Film Noir fan? Gene Blottner offers a thoroughly researched reference book that will keep you up at night. Reams of information, great illustrations, all given by a man happily obsessed with this classic genre of filmdom.
by Karen Bush Gibson
Among the 26 flyers this book for young readers portrays are many unusual choices, but they are probably representative of the obstacles their gender had to contend with.
by Suzan Colón
A fun pictorial tribute. If this book were about The Batman, it’d be called sexist. Can good graphic design trump mediocre content? Don’t reject this book out of hand—but don’t break the kitty for it either.
by David McKinney
Some called it the most beautiful Grand Prix machine of all time. Even replicas today fetch astronomical sums. Many years in the making and combining the efforts of several experts, this excellent book is the best effort yet at sorting out which chassis did what.
by Miquel Liso, Hartmut Lehbrink
No, not another F1 coffee table photo book . . . there are a lot of surprising “takes” on the world of racing here, visually clever and intellectually convincing. What’s most surprising is that this photographer is not yet a household name.