Item description for Legendary Cars: Cars that Made History from the Early Days to the 21st Century (Genius) by Larry Edsall, Barbara L. Milrod, Meriamne B. Singer, Andrew C. Aronson & Oswald James...
Over 400 dazzling color photographs and an entertaining narrative tell the tale of our love affair with cars-from the earliest Tin Lizzies to such automotive achievements as the Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Lincoln Continental, Ferrari, Jaguar, Corvette, and Pontiac GTO. Famous car photographers capture the elegance and excitement of each vehicle, while the stories behind the cars let us relive the adventures of designing and driving these marvels. Together they make an exciting history of the technological trends and designs that led to today's indispensable, stylish, and efficient automobile.The story concentrates on the most important car models produced in terms of social, aesthetic, and technological advances. From dream cars to road cars, this book captures the most stirring blends of technology, art, and beauty. Filled with a sense of adventure, it takes us on a fun spin through popular culture and into the future of automobiles.
Larry Edsall has worked for 12 years for AutoWeek Magazine, the most prestigious American newsweekly dedicated to car design and manufacturing. During his career, he has covered the most important motoring events and tested a wide range of vehicles.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 10.75" Height: 12.5" Weight: 4.72 lbs.
Release Date Sep 27, 2005
Publisher White Star
ISBN 8854400815 ISBN13 9788854400818
Availability 0 units.
More About Larry Edsall, Barbara L. Milrod, Meriamne B. Singer, Andrew C. Aronson & Oswald James
Larry Edsall was snatched away from a career as the sports editor of a daily newspaper in Michigan to become the motorsports editor at "AutoWeek" magazine, where he spent most of a dozen years as the managing editor. He left Detroit for Phoenix in 1999 to help modernize one automotive website and then launched another, iZoom.com. He is a freelance contributor to automotive and lifestyle publications, writes regularly for the" Detroit News" "Drive" section, contributes to the" New York Times" "Wheels," and is part of the adjunct faculty at the journalism school at Arizona State University. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Reviews - What do customers think about Legendary Cars: Cars that Made History from the Early Days to the 21st Century (Genius)?
Legendary Cars May 11, 2008
At first glance, it is an impressive book with outstanding photographs of the cars reviewed. Each car gets two to four pages of text (albiet, most of the page space is photography) and does a reasonable job of giving an overview of the vehicle.
Now for the negatives. I honestly don't think this book was edited. It has so many typos it is difficult to read. I have seen first drafts of 8th grade research papers that had less grammatical and spelling errors. This is the worst I have ever seen in a formally published work.
Secondly, when I got the book, the binding was crisp and tight. By the time I finished reading it, the pages were falling out of the spine. It is the most poorly assembled book I have owned. It's going in my library, but I'm afraid to open it again.
I cannot recommend this book unless you just want it for the pictures, and to use the pictures to hang on the wall since they seem to fall out on their own anyway.