AMC Cars

1954-1987
Author: Patrick R. Foster
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583881125
Category: Transportation
Page: 158
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Formed in 1954 by the merger of The Hudson Motor Car Company and Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, American Motors Corporation was no ordinary company. It was the last, and the very best, of the great independent automakers, producing such notables as the muscle-flexing AMX and Javelin, and the forward-designed, 4-wheel-drive Eagle. Highly regarded AMC historian and expert, Patrick Foster, gives us an in-depth look at AMC and its cars from its beginning in 1954 through its demise in 1987. Over 300 photos combined with informative captions show all of AMCs cars. A great reference for the AMC enthusiast!

The Cars of American Motors

An Illustrated History
Author: Marc Cranswick
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786485701
Category: Transportation
Page: 364
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"This history examines AMC's cars from the company's formation in 1954 through 1987. Features include some 225 photographs; a listing of AMC/Rambler clubs, organizations and business entities, with contact details; tables of specifications and performance data; data on technical devices, trim packages and all model variations; an account of AMC/Rambler appearances in film, television and cartoons"--

Mister Javelin

Guy Hadsall Jr. at American Motors
Author: Guy Hadsall,Patrick R. Foster
Publisher: The Olde Milford Press
ISBN: 9780966201925
Category: Automobile industry and trade
Page: 95
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American Motors Corporation

The Rise and Fall of America's Last Independent Automaker
Author: Patrick R. Foster
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1610588584
Category: Transportation
Page: 208
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DIVIn American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America's Last Independent Automaker, author Patrick Foster provides the ultimate inside look into an American corporation that rose from the death throes of a once-thriving independent auto industry, putting up a valiant fight for nearly half a century before succumbing to the inexorable will of the corporate machine. Born from the ashes of Hudson and Nash, AMC represented a last, desperate attempt at survival for an independent automobile company. Thanks to the steady, capable leadership of George Romney, the company not only survived, but thrived, riding on the success of the firm's small, economical cars like the Rambler. But when competition arose from Ford, Plymouth, and Chevrolet and the market began to shift toward performance and luxury cars, AMC found itself poorly prepared to compete with its bigger rivals. With the fuel crisis of the 1970s, the small cars from AMC once again refilled corporate coffers, and the firm's purchase of the Jeep brand also generated profits—but ultimately, it was too little, too late. Even a partnership with French automaker Renault and the introduction of all-wheel-drive cars couldn't save AMC. In 1987, Chrysler Corporation purchased AMC and the story of the last independent automaker came to an end. This engaging book, from one of America’s best-known automotive writers, tells the entire AMC story from its inception to its ultimate demise. /div

The History of AMC Motorsports

Trans-Am, Drag, NASCAR, Land Speed and Off-Road Racing
Author: Bob McClurg
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613251777
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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When thinking of a manufacturer's racing involvement, AMC is not a manufacturer that immediately comes to mind. Yet even from the very beginning of American motorsports, the companies that became AMC had some serious involvement in motorsport. From the early Nash and Hudson models all the way through the muscle car era, AMC had direct involvement in racing. The success of Nash and Hudson in early NASCAR racing, AMC Javelins in Trans-Am racing, and AMC's involvement with Mark Donahue and Roger Penske in both their Trans-Am and 1970s NASCAR teams prove that AMC was "in it to win it." The History of AMC Motorsports from veteran racing journalist Bob McClurg covers it all, from a Nash–American Motors corporate history, the first years of NASCAR, the 1960s efforts that included Trans-Am and drag racing Super Stock programs, to the Craig Breedlove land speed record efforts when 106 world records were shattered and covered by Hot Rod magazine. And let's not forget the 1970s Trans-Am championships with Donahue and Penske, and finally the NASCAR success with Bobby Allison in the always-curious looking Matador, which is also covered here. Never before has a single volume chronicled the events that encompass AMC racing history. Whether a hardcore racing history fan or a casual enthusiast of the AMC street offerings, The History of AMC Motorsports provides a unique showcase vital to every enthusiast's library.

Storied Independent Automakers

Nash, Hudson, and American Motors
Author: Charles K. Hyde
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814334461
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 307
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Explores the business history of three major independent American automakers-Nash Motor Company, the Hudson Motor Car Company, and the American Motors Company-that faced fierce competition from the "Big Three."

Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950-1969


Author: Harold Pace Mark R. Brinker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610592406
Category:
Page: N.A
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“Ask the Man Who Owns One”

An Illustrated History of Packard Advertising
Author: Arthur W. Einstein, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456612
Category: Transportation
Page: 282
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A major force in the American automobile scene through the 1950s, Packard made a mark on American advertising as well. The cars themselves seemed built for promotion—the red hexagon in the hubcap, the yoke grille, and the half-arrow belt-line molding acted as a logo of sorts, setting a new standard in visual continuity and branding. The company’s image became so firmly established, in fact, that Packard eventually ran advertisements which pictured the cars but purposely omitted the name, instead asking readers to “guess what name it bears.” This book traces Packard’s advertising history from 1900 through 1958, based on original research that includes several first-hand interviews with the people who made it happen. Filled with reproductions of Packard ads (some in color), the book looks beyond the surface to examine how the advertisements reflect and interpret the company’s management and business convictions, how they were influenced by business conditions and competitive pressure, and how they changed with the times.

Baja Bugs and Buggies


Author: Jeff Hibbard,Ron Sessions
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780895861863
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
View: 1917
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Shows how to convert Volkswagens into dune buggies, offers tips on off-road racing, and includes advice on safety and first aid

Jeep

The History of America's Greatest Vehicle
Author: Patrick R. Foster
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760345856
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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"Jeep chronicles the history of this uniquely American brand, starting with its wartime inception and moving through the 20th century, fully illustrated throughout and loaded with facts and sidebars"--

The Caledonian Steam Packet Company

An Illustrated History
Author: Alistair Deayton
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445639319
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
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The follow-up to Alistair Deayton’s David MacBrayne history tells the story of the other constituent company of Cal-Mac. Founded by the Caledonian Railway, the CSP vessels once flourished on the Clyde, sailing to points in Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Argyll.

Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology


Author: Ian McNeil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134981643
Category: Reference
Page: 1088
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* 22 sections cover the entire field of the history of technology and each section summarises the development of its subject from the earliest times to the present day * Written without unnecessary jargon * 2 extensive indexes of Names and Topics * Usefully illustrated with 150 black & white photographs and line drawings to explain key advances `Contain[s] a vast amount of reliable information over a very wide field. It is certainly a work of which I shall myself make frequent use ... it deserves to find a place ... in every reference library.' - Times Higher Education Supplement `The coverage is excellent ... a most valuable single-volume source which for its comprehensiveness and ease of reference will earn its place in both specialist and general reference collections.' - Reference Reviews `Informative and comprehensive, remarkable in its coverage ... covers every aspect of technology from the Stone Age to the Space Age ... will undoubtedly help readers to get a grip on and feel of an enormous range of subjects ... An invaluable and practical addition to most office bookshelves or libraries.' - New Civil Engineer `The authors represented in this book are to be congratulated for their readable and reliable surveys of the past and present status of the major areas where mankind has harnessed science for the production of useful products and processes.' - Choice

Emergency Medicine E-Book

Clinical Essentials (Expert Consult -- Online)
Author: James G. Adams
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455733946
Category: Medical
Page: 1888
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Emergency Medicine, 2nd Edition delivers all the relevant clinical core concepts you need for practice and certification, all in a comprehensive, easy-to-absorb, and highly visual format. This well-regarded emergency medicine reference offers fast-access diagnosis and treatment guidelines that quickly provide the pearls and secrets of your field, helping you optimize safety, efficiency, and quality in the ED as well as study for the boards. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Get clear, concise descriptions and evidence-based treatment guidelines for a full range of clinical conditions, ranging from the common to the unusual. Find the information you need quickly with a highly visual format that features hundreds of full-color clinical photographs, illustrations, algorithms, tables, and graphs, plus key information highlighted for fast reference. Consult high-yield text boxes in every chapter for Priority Actions, Facts and Formulas, Documentation, Patient Teaching Tips, Red Flags, and Tips and Tricks. Make the most of your limited time with easy-to-digest blocks of information, consistently presented for clear readability and quick reference. Study efficiently and effectively for the boards, or rapidly consult this title in daily practice, thanks to well-organized chapters, a superb use of images and diagrams, and clinically relevant, easy-to-understand content. Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of renowned educators, dedicated to compiling today’s best knowledge in emergency medicine into one highly useful, readable text. Be prepared to manage increasingly prevalent problems seen in the ED, such as emergent complications of fertility treatment and management of patients who have had bariatric surgery. Deliver high-quality care to your younger patients with expanded pediatrics content. Stay up to date with new chapters on Clotting Disorders and Hemophilia, Patient-Centered Care, Health Disparities and Diversity in Emergency Medicine, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Antibiotic Recommendations for Empirical Treatment of Selected Infectious Diseases, and Cardiac Emergency Ultrasound: Evaluation for Pericardial Effusion & Cardiac Activity. Access the complete contents of Emergency Medicine online, fully searchable, at www.expertconsult.com, with downloadable images, tables and boxes, and expanded chapters, plus videos demonstrating ultrasound-guided vascular access, sonography for trauma, and more.

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life


Author: Erving Goffman
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780844670171
Category: Social Science
Page: 259
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The Story of Jeep


Author: Patrick Foster
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9780873497350
Category: Transportation
Page: 288
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The Story of a Legend &break;&break;Pat Foster's award-winning The Story of Jeep is back - bigger, more colorful, and more complete than ever. With updates on models from 2000 through 2005, Foster's new tribute to "the world's greatest fighting machine" is an essential part of any Jeep lover's library. &break;&break;In this history-packed, full-color second edition, the country's preeminent Jeep writer and historian details Jeep's roller-coaster history, from the early war-time prototypes, to the Kaiser and AMC eras, to the big buyout by Chrysler. &break;&break;With the help of more than 400 photos, Foster expertly tells the tale of how Jeep has evolved from a military workhorse, to 4x4 pioneer, to popular family hauler, all the while retaining its place as a great American icon.

Hudson Automobiles


Author: Patrick R. Foster
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583882665
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
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The Hudson Motorcar Company rose above the fray to establish itself as one of America’s greatest automobile companies. Its legendary Super Six was one of the most coveted autos of its era. It was an important defense supplier during World War II. Then came its radical Step-Down models. Company engineers also developed the powerful and highly-refined Twin-H Power engine, and from 1951-1954 Hudson automobiles completely dominated NASCAR. Hudson is remembered as one of the truly great classics of America’s automotive heritage.

RVs & Campers

1900-2000
Author: Donald Wood
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583880647
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
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Today, hundreds of thousands of people live in RVs permanently, and even more use campers and RVs for recreation. This is the first and only book to give an entertaining look at the history and evolution of this popular lifestyle and hobby. Hundreds of nostalgic photographs show a wide variety of campers and RVs throughout the entire 20th century. See early auto tent-camping, converted buses, fold-out trailers, homemade campers, foreign exploration expeditions and even traveling chapels with living quarters for pastors! Anyone who has ever enjoyed RVs and campers will be thrilled by this retrospective look at these vehicles and their predecessors throughout the 20th Century. Chapters broken down by decade with brief 2-3 page introductory material for each chapter.

Technology and the Air Force a Retrospective Assessment


Author: Jacob Neufeld,George M. Watson,David Chenoweth
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781478297048
Category:
Page: 344
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The history of the United States Air Force is inextricably bound up in the history of aerospace technology. Major revolutions have influenced the evolution of Air Force capabilities and systems, most notably those of atomic weaponry, the turbojet revolution, supersonic flight, avionics, aerial refueling, space flight, precision weaponry, electronic flying controls, composite materials, and stealth.