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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.

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.

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.

German Aircraft Instrument Panels, Vol. 2

by Dariusz Karnas

Close-up cockpit photos and detail drawings of the instruments of six German WW II aircraft—plus a full-size (!) drawing of a Bf 109 main panel. Bet you don’t have one of those yet!

The Blue Max Airmen: Manfred von Richthofen

by Lance J. Bronnenkant

Von Richthofen . . . that old chestnut. But wait—this is one of the few books worth having! A bit short, a bit flimsy, but sehr gut.

Berliet 1905–1978

by Christophe Puvilland

Public transport with a French flavor, made by a pioneer automaker that got off the ground thanks to American money. Beaucoup de photos.

Afghanistan Revealed: Beyond the Headlines

by Caroline Richards & Jules Stewart

Before 9/11 there was 9/9, a day on which an Afghan resistance leader was assassinated. Everyone talks about the one but almost no one about the other, yet the two are inextricably linked.

Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker Eindecker

by Jon Guttman

“The Babe” vs “The Scourge”—sounds like a wrestling match! The French in one corner, the Germans in the other. Both did well. More importantly they wrote a new chapter in aviation history.

Great Aviation Collections of Britain

by Ken Ellis

Britain is at the forefront of the worldwide aviation heritage movement and this book introduces some its foremost collections and explains what makes their key holdings important and how they were acquired.

Road Atlas

by Beate Kemfert, Christina Leber

It only sounds simple. Not that everything has to be complicated—but pretty much any human endeavor is, if you take the time to ruminate. If a photo is worth 1000 words, you’ll have to supply the words yourself here.

Proprietary Engines for Vehicles

by Nick Baldwin

Proprietary engines have been used by the millions yet the subject is not well represented in the literature. This tiny book is just a tantalizing teaser—but better than nothing!