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Zettwoch, Dan

Summary: Presents the history of automobiles and how they work, examining the functions of the internal combustion engine, the development of car culture in the United States, and the effect automobiles have on the environment.

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2019

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Naldrett, Alan.

Summary: "Among more than two hundred auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just three remain: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling. For instance, J.J. Cole forgot to put brakes in his new auto, so on the first test run, he had to drive it in circles until it ran out of gas. Brothers John and Horace Dodge often trashed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: History Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.2 NAL

Goldstone, Lawrence

Summary: "From the acclaimed author of Birdmen comes a revelatory new history of the birth of the automobile, an illuminating and entertaining true tale of invention, competition, and the visionaries, hustlers, and swindlers who came together to transform the world. In 1900, the Automobile Club of America sponsored the nation's first car show in New York's Madison Square Garden. The event was a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338 GOL

Brinkley, Douglas.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FORD, HENRY BRI

Lehto, Steve

Summary: "In the wake of World War II, the U.S. automobile industry was fully unprepared to meet the growing demands of the public, for whom they had not made any cars for years. In stepped Preston Tucker, a salesman extraordinaire who announced the building of a revolutionary new car: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up. Tucker's car, which would...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 338.76 LEH

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TUCKER, PRESTON LEH

Genat, Robert

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MBI Pub. 1999

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 381.4562 GEN

Hoffman, Bryce G.

Summary: "At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, the man who had saved Boeing, Ford had put together a bold plan to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor 2012

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 338.76 MULALLY, ALAN Hof

Heing, Bridey

Contents: Sourcing cars -- Making cars -- Selling cars -- Global connections.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Set Made & Sold 629.22 Heing 2020

Estleman, Loren D.

Summary: At the beginning of the twentieth century, two things were invented that would spawn the two biggest industries in history. One was the automobile. The other was organized crime.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EST

Collier, Peter.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Encounter Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.7 COL

Knoedelseder, William

Summary: Chronicles the rise of the American auto industry through the life of Harley Earl, an innovator who introduced the art of automobile styling into the auto-making industry, revolutionizing the way cars were made and marketed.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EARL, HARLEY KNO

Snow, Richard F.

Summary: "From an acclaimed popular historian comes a fresh, meticulous, and entertaining account of Henry Ford and his invention of the Model-T--the machine that defined the dawning age in America. Every century or so, our republic has been changed by a new technology: 170 years ago it was the railroad; today it's the microprocessor. But in the early twentieth century it was the gasoline-combustion...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FORD, HENRY SNO

Gregory, Josh.

Contents: From Dearborn to Detroit : How did Henry Ford become interested in cars? -- On the Road : What were the first vehicles Ford ever built? -- A Car For Everyone : How did Ford manufacture so many Model Ts? -- The Big Truth : Many Models : How did Ford's car designs change over time? -- Later Years : How did the Great Depression affect Ford's business? -- True Statistics -- Important Words.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FOR

Whyte, Kenneth

Summary: "A provocative, ground-breaking history of the downfall of the American auto industry from the widely praised author of Herbert Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.7 WHY

Bryan, Ford R. (Ford Richardson)

Summary: Describes people and interests that colored the life of Henry Ford I. Part I encompasses Ford's encounters with famous people such as George Washington Carver, Helen Keller, Mahatma Gandhi, and others. Part 2 details the branches of the Ford family tree. Part 3 addresses Ford's mechanical pursuits including the electric car, speedboat Miss Dearborn, and robot engines. Parts 5 and 6 detail...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ford Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FORD, HENRY BRY

Hoffman, Bryce G.

Summary: An account of the near-collapse of Ford in 2008 outlines the efforts of CEO Alan Mulally to save the company, describing Ford's subsequent transformation into the world's most profitable automobile business.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Business 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338 HOF

Wik, Reynold M.

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Michigan Press 1972

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.7 WIK

Banham, Russ.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tehabi Books 2002

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 629.22 BAN

Watts, Steven

Summary: Henry Ford, a major architect of modern America, has lived on in the imagination of his fellow citizens as an enduring figure of fascination, an inimitable individual, a controversial personality, and a social visionary from the moment his Model T brought the automobile to the masses and triggered the consumer revolution. Ford first made the automobile affordable, but grew skeptical of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 338.7 WAT

Davis, Michael W. R.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcadia Pub. 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.7 Davis

Baldwin, Neil

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.762 BAL

Latham, Caroline.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 LAT

Chrysler, Walter P. (Walter Percy)

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dodd, Mead 1950

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHRYSLER, WALTER P CHR

Ingrassia, Paul.

Summary: This is the saga of the American automobile industry's rise and demise, a story of hubris, denial, missed opportunities, and self-inflicted wounds that culminates with the president of the United States ushering two of Detroit's Big Three car companies--once proud symbols of prosperity--through bankruptcy. Pulitzer winner Paul Ingrassia answers the big questions: Was Detroit's self-destruction...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.4 ING

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