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|ISBN:||9781451640632 1451640633 9781451640649 1451640641|
|Description:||xx, 395 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||When Henry met Sallie : car wars and culture clashes at the dawn of America's automotive age --
Zora, Zora, Zora : a Bolshevik boy escapes the Nazis and saves the great American sports car --
The 1959 Cadillacs : style, status, and the race for the biggest tail fins ever --
Volkswagen's Beetle and Microbus : the long and winding road from Hitler to the hippies --
The Chevy Corvair makes Ralph Nader famous, lawyers ubiquitous, and (eventually) George W. Bush president of the United States --
Turning a "librarian" into a "sexpot" : the youth boom, the sixties, and the making of the Mustang --
The brief but glorious reign of John Z. DeLorean and the Pontiac GTO --
Ohio Gozaimasu : Godzilla, Mr. Thunder, and how a little Japanese car became America's big Ichiban --
The Chrysler minivans : baby boomers become soccer moms and a, um, driving force in American politics --
The BMW 3 series : the rise of the yuppies and the road to Arugula --
The Jeep : from war to Suburbia, or how to look like you're going rock climbing when you're really going to Nordstrom --
The Ford F-series : cowboys, country music, and red-meat wheels for red-state Americans --
An innovative car (the Prius), its insufferable drivers (the Pious), and the advent of a new era.
|Other Titles:||History of the American dream in fifteen cars
History of the American dream in 15 cars
- Automobiles -- United States -- History.
- Automobiles -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
- Automobiles -- Social aspects.
- United States.
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