Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Select Bibliography of BOOKS on the history of the automobile in America, A-E

Hi folks -- it seems that a number of viewers thought that my listing of articles was valuable, so I am following up with a list of books, with this installment spanning authors A-E. Comments and your personal responses, including suggestions for additions, are always appreciated!


Adler, Dennis. Chrysler. Osceola, WI: MBI, 2000.
------. Duesenberg. N.P: Krause Publications, 2004.
Allen, Frederick Lewis. Only Yesterday. New York: Harper and Row, 1931.
Antonick, Michael. California Screamin’: The Glory Days of Corvette Road Racing. Osceola, WI: MBI, 1990.
Arnold, Horace Lucien, and Fay Leone Faurote. Ford Methods and Ford Shops. New York: The Engineering Magazine Company, 1915.
Assael, Shaun. Wide Open: Days and Nights on the NASCAR Tour. New York: Ballantine Books, 1998.
Bailey, Beth L. From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.
Baldwin, Neil. Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate. New York: Public Affairs, 2001.
Barnard, John. American Vanguard: The United Autoworkers during the Reuther Years, 1935-1970. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2004.
Barnes, H.E. Society in Transition. New York: Prentice Hall, 1939.
Batchelor, Dean. Dry Lakes and Drag Strips: The American Hot Rod. St. Paul, MN: MBI, 2002.
Batchelor, Ray. Henry Ford: Mass Production, Modernism and Design. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994.
Bayley, Stephen. Harley Earl and the Dream Machine. New York: Knopf, 1983.
------. Sex, Drink and Fast Cars. New York: Pantheon, 1986.
Beasley, David. The Suppression of the Automobile: Skullduggery at the Crossroads New York and Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1988.
Beatley, Timothy. Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2000.
Belasco, Warren James. Americans on the Road: From Autocamp to Motel, 1910-1945. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.
Bel Geddes, Norman. Magic Motorways. New York: Random House, 1940.
Belloc, Hilaire. The Road. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1925.
Berger, Michael L. The Devil Wagon in God’s Country: The Automobile and Social Change in Rural America, 1893-1929. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1979.
Bernstein, Arnold. A History of The American Worker: The Turbulent Years 1933-1941. Los Angeles: University of California, 1969.
Billington, David P., and David P. Billington, Jr. Power, Speed, and Form: Engineers and the Making of the Twentieth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006.
Binder, Alan K., and Deebe Ferris, eds. General Motors in the 20th Century. Southfield, MI: Wards Communications, 2000.
Blackford, Mansel G., and K. Austin Kerr. B. F. Goodrich: Tradition and Transformation, 1870-1995. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1996.
Blank, Harrod. Wild Wheels. San Francisco: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1993.
Bliss, Carey S. Autos Across America: A Bibliography of Transcontinental Automobile Travel: 1903-1940. Austin and New Haven: Jenkins & Reese, 1982.
Blum, John Morton. V Was For Victory: Politics and American Culture during World War II. New York: First Harvest, 1976.
Borg, Kevin L. Automechanics: Technology and Expertise in Twentieth-Century America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Borgeson, Griffith. Miller. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 1993.
Bonsall, Thomas E. The Cadillac Story: The Postwar Years. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004.
Bottles, Scott. Los Angeles and the Automobile: The Making of a Modern City. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1987.
Boyer, Paul S. By Bomb’s Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age. New York: Pantheon, 1985.
Bradsher, Keith. High and Mighty: SUVs – the World’s most Dangerous Vehicles and How They Got that Way. New York: Public Affairs, 2002.
Braverman, Harry. Labor and Monopoly Capital: the Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1974.
Breer, Carl. The Birth of Chrysler Corporation and its Engineering Legacy. Warrendale, PA: Society of Automotive Engineers, 1995.
Brinkley, Douglas. Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, 1903-2003. New York: Viking, 2003.
Brown, Kurt, ed. Drive, They Said: Poems about Americans and Their Cars. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed, 1994.
Brown, Lester R., Christopher Flavin, and Colin Norman. Running on Empty: The Future of the Automobile in an Oil-Short World. New York: W. W. Norton, 1979.
Buehrig, Gordon M. Auburn. The Year 1936 is Viewed 50 Years Later. N.P.: n.p., 1986.
Buel, Ronald. Dead End: the Automobile in Mass Transportation. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1972.
Burlingame, Roger. Henry Ford. New York: Knopf, 1955.
Burnside, Tom, and Denise McCluggage. American Racing: Road Racing in the 50s and 60s. Cologne: KÅ‘nemann, 1996.
Burton, Walter. The Story of Tire Beads and Tires. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1954.
Butler, Don. Auburn Cord Duesenberg. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 1992.
Carson, Iain, and Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran. Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future. New York: Twelve, 2007.
Casey, Robert. The Model T: A Centennial History. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Chandler, Alfred D. Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of Industrial Enterprise. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1962.
Chrysler Corporation. The Story of an American Company. Detroit, MI: Chrysler, 1955.
Clymer, Floyd. Floyd Clymer’s Steam Car Scrapbook. New York: Bonanza Books, 1945.
------. Henry’s Wonderful Model T 1908-1927. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1955.
------. Those Wonderful Old Automobiles. New York: Bonanza, 1953.
Cowan, Ruth Schwartz. More Work for Mother. New York: Basic Books, 1983.
Cray, Ed. Chrome Colossus: General Motors and Its Times. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980.
Crews, Harry. Car. New York: William Morrow, 1972.
Critchlow, Donald T. Studebaker: The Life and Death of an American Corporation. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996.
Crosse, Jesse. The Greatest Movie Car Chases of all Time. St. Paul, MN: Motorbooks, 2006.
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, and Eurgen Rochenberg-Halton. The Meaning of Things: Domestic Symbols and Self. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Curico, Vincent. Chrysler: The Life and Times of an Automotive Genius. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Cusumano, Michael A. The Japanese Automobile Industry: Technology and Management at Nissan and Toyota. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985.
Dammann, George H. Seventy Years of Chrysler. Glen Ellyn, IL: Crestline, 1974.
Davis, Michael W. R. Detroit’s Wartime Industry, Arsenal of Democracy. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007.
Davis, Mike. Buda’s Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb. London: Verso, 2007.
Davis, Susan S. The Stanleys: Renaissance Yankees: Innovation in Industry and the Arts. New York: Newcomen Society of the United States, 1997.
Deming, W. Edwards. Out of the Crisis. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1982.
Dettelbach, Cynthia Golob. In the Driver’s Seat: The Automobile in American Literature and Popular Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1976.
Donaldson, Gary. Abundance and Anxiety: America, 1945-1960. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1997.
Donnelly, Nora, ed. Customized: Art Inspired by Hot Rods, Low Riders and American Car Culture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
Downey, Fairfax. Jezebel the Jeep. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1944.
Duncan, Dayton. Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip. New York: Knopf, 2003.
Duryea, J. Frank. America’s First Automobile. Springfield, MA: Macaulay, 1942.
Eastman, Joel W. Styling vs. Safety: The American Automobile Industry and the Development of Automotive Safety, 1900–1966. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1984.
Elbert, J. L. Duesenberg: the Mightiest American Motor Car. Arcadia,CA: Post-Era Books, 1975.

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