Browse Publications Books R-358
2004-11-30

Pioneers, Engineers, and Scoundrels R-358

2005 Thomas McKean Memorial Cup Winner - Voted most important original research in automobile history by The Antique Automobile Club of America
Best Of Books Winner - 2005 International Automotive Media Awards
2005 International Automotive Media Award for Lifetime Achievement Honorary - Author Beverly Rae Kimes

This "cast of characters" provides the lens through which award-winning author Beverly Rae Kimes focuses on the early years of the American automobile industry. While some names - Ford, Dodge, Buick, and more - are easily recognized, this book also introduces snapshots of lesser known, but vitally important actors in this dramatic saga.

The famous, the infamous, and the unknown are brought together by their common dedication to this great invention - and united by the fascinating stories that characterize each person.

This book presents a unique and engagingly written portrait of the American automobile industry's early years, focusing on the individuals who dreamed, schemed, innovated, succeeded and failed in their quests for fame, fortune, glory, and knowledge. This is a book that tells a story like no other - a history of America, Americans, and their love affair with the "horse-less carriage."

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