Thursday, October 22, 2009
Autoweek Review of my Book, The Automobile and American Life
Hi folks -- on page 52 of the October 19, 2009 issue of Autoweek, Kevin A. Wilson wrote this about my book:
Faced with the automobile as a subject, writers often feel compelled to choose: are cars just a lot of fun, or are they serious business? Heitmann is a professor of history at the university of Dayton in Ohio and an accomplished scholar, so his answer is different from Toly Arutunoff's (see below -- you will ahve to get a copy of this issue!). Cars are a subject he clearly loves, and his focus on the way the automobile has influenced and been influenced by our national culture gives him latitude to address the fun aspects. This book is a great starting point for any student of American automotive history and a worthwhile addition to a collector's bookshelf.
Thank you, Kevin!