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by Carl Sagan

Surely you’ve been watching the new TV version of this classic work? Read the book and discover more.

British Auto Legends, Classics of Style and Design

by Richard Heseltine
Photos by Michel Zumbrunn

Pretty cars, very pretty photos. You’ll be familiar with most of the cars and marques but here you’ll see them in ways that’ll make you want to throw your own camera away.


by Carl Sagan

Is there anybody out there? Why should we care? The scientific details made Sagan’s novel utterly plausible, even if every reader may have a  different take on the grey area where science and religion touch.

A History of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars: Volume One, 1903–1907

by C W Morton

In the Forword, famed early Rolls-Royce collector and restorer Stanley Sears says: “THIS book had to be written and no one is more qualified to do so than Morton.”

Louis Vuitton: Architecture and Interiors

by Edelmann, Luna, Magrou, Mostafavi

Just as Apple in our age considers its store design part of “brand management” so did that purveyor of luxury travel goods and accessories, Louis Vuitton, many years before.

The Edwardian Rolls-Royce

by J Fasal and B Goodman

Rolls-Royce’s Silver Ghost is the car whose mechanical excellence made the company famous, making the words “Rolls-Royce” a byword for excellence in any endeavor.

Why Not? The Story of the Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls

by David Baines

From ballooning to motor racing to seeing to it that Great Britain should have the capability of building a truly great car, Rolls did a whole lot more than he is remembered for today.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: A 60-Year Chronicle of Automotive Excellence

by Sandra & Martin E. Button

The premier automobile show now has a premier collection of car and owner data to occupy the minds of listologists.

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

by Matthew Crawford

“Knowledge worker” vs. “blue collar.” Apples/oranges. Is one “better” than the other? Crawford says yes, but is it?