Archive for Items Categorized 'Other Genres', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Where Today Meets Tomorrow, Eero Saarinen and the General Motors Technical Center

by Susan Skarsgard

Completed in 1956 the building was lauded for its architectural and technical accomplishments and became an icon of midcentury design. More importantly, it is still in service.

Deadly Driver

by J.K. Kelly

As if being an F1 driver isn’t dangerous and difficult enough. How about being a CIA agent too, at the same time? The “endearingly flawed protagonist” of this novel goes places where even Bond, James Bond would be out of his element.

Model T Coast to Coast, Slow Drive Across a Fast Country

by Tom Cotter

Go on an adventure from sea to shining sea, Atlantic to Pacific. Your ride is Something Special. No, really. That’s the name of the car, a 1926 Model T. Your route is the Lincoln Highway with a few side trips. And the entire saga is a wonderful, enjoyable read illustrated with equally fine images shot along the way.

Lessons in Imperial Rule

by Andrew Skeen

Sounds like “ancient history” but while it doesn’t have application today, it has implications that are still relevant in a world of terror and guerilla fighting.

How the Watch was Worn: A Fashion for 500 Years

by Genevieve Cummins

Time—it’s all relative. Where early watches made do with only one hand (hours) today’s atomic clocks track nanoseconds. This book won’t tell you why people wear watches but how.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, A Novel

by Quentin Tarantino

You saw the movie! Now read the book! Filmmaker Quentin Taratino, of Pulp Fiction fame, scores another hit. Rated R for language, alcohol use, and sexual content!

Toymaker: My Journey from War to Wonder

by Tom Karen

Now in his nineties “the man who designed the 1970s” offers here a celebration of creativity. From domestic appliances to transistor radios and furniture to motorcars there was hardly an area of everyday life this industrial designer did not apply himself to.

The World’s Most Expensive Watches

by Ariel Adams

Don’t let the title put you off—this book is not about mindless consumption. There’s a reason, mostly, why some things are expensive and you’ll find out why here. The book itself is very opulent, and not even all that expensive.

The Goldfinger Files 

by Steffen Appel and Peter Wälty

The first Bond film to win an Oscar, Goldfinger was a financial success, recouping its budget in two weeks. It has become iconic for many reasons, not least the famous car chase in the mountains that is the subject of this lovely book.

Memories Of The Moon Age

by Lukas Feireiss

The book is small enough to slip into your coat pocket but deals with big ideas about our celestial neighbor and also life and the meaning thereof right here on terra firma. From the ancients to modern pop culture, everyone has something to say about the Moon.

Napalm: An American Biography

by Robert M. Neer

Horrible stuff. And horribly effective. This is a disturbing examination of the disconnect between technocratic progress and morals and the laws of war. What ends justify such nightmarish means?

The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford

by Beth Tompkins Bates

Built it and they will come. Henry Ford did a lot more than rethink the assembly line or the $5 workday. He hired African Americans and they left the South and came by the tens of thousands. What did each expect of the other?