AMC Cars

1954-1987

Author: Patrick R. Foster

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583881125

Category: Transportation

Page: 158

View: 5397

Formed in 1954 by the merger of The Hudson Motor Car Company and Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, American Motors Corporation was no ordinary company. It was the last, and the very best, of the great independent automakers, producing such notables as the muscle-flexing AMX and Javelin, and the forward-designed, 4-wheel-drive Eagle. Highly regarded AMC historian and expert, Patrick Foster, gives us an in-depth look at AMC and its cars from its beginning in 1954 through its demise in 1987. Over 300 photos combined with informative captions show all of AMCs cars. A great reference for the AMC enthusiast!

The Cars of American Motors

An Illustrated History

Author: Marc Cranswick

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786485701

Category: Transportation

Page: 364

View: 6088

"This history examines AMC's cars from the company's formation in 1954 through 1987. Features include some 225 photographs; a listing of AMC/Rambler clubs, organizations and business entities, with contact details; tables of specifications and performance data; data on technical devices, trim packages and all model variations; an account of AMC/Rambler appearances in film, television and cartoons"--

Mister Javelin

Guy Hadsall Jr. at American Motors

Author: Guy Hadsall,Patrick R. Foster

Publisher: The Olde Milford Press

ISBN: 9780966201925

Category: Automobile industry and trade

Page: 95

View: 3351

American Motors Corporation

The Rise and Fall of America's Last Independent Automaker

Author: Patrick R. Foster

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610588584

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 4741

DIVIn American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America's Last Independent Automaker, author Patrick Foster provides the ultimate inside look into an American corporation that rose from the death throes of a once-thriving independent auto industry, putting up a valiant fight for nearly half a century before succumbing to the inexorable will of the corporate machine. Born from the ashes of Hudson and Nash, AMC represented a last, desperate attempt at survival for an independent automobile company. Thanks to the steady, capable leadership of George Romney, the company not only survived, but thrived, riding on the success of the firm's small, economical cars like the Rambler. But when competition arose from Ford, Plymouth, and Chevrolet and the market began to shift toward performance and luxury cars, AMC found itself poorly prepared to compete with its bigger rivals. With the fuel crisis of the 1970s, the small cars from AMC once again refilled corporate coffers, and the firm's purchase of the Jeep brand also generated profits—but ultimately, it was too little, too late. Even a partnership with French automaker Renault and the introduction of all-wheel-drive cars couldn't save AMC. In 1987, Chrysler Corporation purchased AMC and the story of the last independent automaker came to an end. This engaging book, from one of America’s best-known automotive writers, tells the entire AMC story from its inception to its ultimate demise. /div

The History of AMC Motorsports

Trans-Am, Drag, NASCAR, Land Speed and Off-Road Racing

Author: Bob McClurg

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251777

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 4735

When thinking of a manufacturer's racing involvement, AMC is not a manufacturer that immediately comes to mind. Yet even from the very beginning of American motorsports, the companies that became AMC had some serious involvement in motorsport. From the early Nash and Hudson models all the way through the muscle car era, AMC had direct involvement in racing. The success of Nash and Hudson in early NASCAR racing, AMC Javelins in Trans-Am racing, and AMC's involvement with Mark Donahue and Roger Penske in both their Trans-Am and 1970s NASCAR teams prove that AMC was "in it to win it." The History of AMC Motorsports from veteran racing journalist Bob McClurg covers it all, from a Nash–American Motors corporate history, the first years of NASCAR, the 1960s efforts that included Trans-Am and drag racing Super Stock programs, to the Craig Breedlove land speed record efforts when 106 world records were shattered and covered by Hot Rod magazine. And let's not forget the 1970s Trans-Am championships with Donahue and Penske, and finally the NASCAR success with Bobby Allison in the always-curious looking Matador, which is also covered here. Never before has a single volume chronicled the events that encompass AMC racing history. Whether a hardcore racing history fan or a casual enthusiast of the AMC street offerings, The History of AMC Motorsports provides a unique showcase vital to every enthusiast's library.

Storied Independent Automakers

Nash, Hudson, and American Motors

Author: Charles K. Hyde

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814334461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

View: 9542

Explores the business history of three major independent American automakers-Nash Motor Company, the Hudson Motor Car Company, and the American Motors Company-that faced fierce competition from the "Big Three."

“Ask the Man Who Owns One”

An Illustrated History of Packard Advertising

Author: Arthur W. Einstein, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786456612

Category: Transportation

Page: 282

View: 2113

A major force in the American automobile scene through the 1950s, Packard made a mark on American advertising as well. The cars themselves seemed built for promotion—the red hexagon in the hubcap, the yoke grille, and the half-arrow belt-line molding acted as a logo of sorts, setting a new standard in visual continuity and branding. The company’s image became so firmly established, in fact, that Packard eventually ran advertisements which pictured the cars but purposely omitted the name, instead asking readers to “guess what name it bears.” This book traces Packard’s advertising history from 1900 through 1958, based on original research that includes several first-hand interviews with the people who made it happen. Filled with reproductions of Packard ads (some in color), the book looks beyond the surface to examine how the advertisements reflect and interpret the company’s management and business convictions, how they were influenced by business conditions and competitive pressure, and how they changed with the times.

Baja Bugs and Buggies

Author: Jeff Hibbard,Ron Sessions

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895861863

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 6805

Shows how to convert Volkswagens into dune buggies, offers tips on off-road racing, and includes advice on safety and first aid

Jeep

The History of America's Greatest Vehicle

Author: Patrick R. Foster

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760345856

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 4513

"Jeep chronicles the history of this uniquely American brand, starting with its wartime inception and moving through the 20th century, fully illustrated throughout and loaded with facts and sidebars"--

The Caledonian Steam Packet Company

An Illustrated History

Author: Alistair Deayton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445639319

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 6764

The follow-up to Alistair Deayton’s David MacBrayne history tells the story of the other constituent company of Cal-Mac. Founded by the Caledonian Railway, the CSP vessels once flourished on the Clyde, sailing to points in Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Argyll.

Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Emergency Medicine E-Book

Clinical Essentials (Expert Consult -- Online)

Author: James G. Adams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455733946

Category: Medical

Page: 1888

View: 421

Emergency Medicine, 2nd Edition delivers all the relevant clinical core concepts you need for practice and certification, all in a comprehensive, easy-to-absorb, and highly visual format. This well-regarded emergency medicine reference offers fast-access diagnosis and treatment guidelines that quickly provide the pearls and secrets of your field, helping you optimize safety, efficiency, and quality in the ED as well as study for the boards. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Get clear, concise descriptions and evidence-based treatment guidelines for a full range of clinical conditions, ranging from the common to the unusual. Find the information you need quickly with a highly visual format that features hundreds of full-color clinical photographs, illustrations, algorithms, tables, and graphs, plus key information highlighted for fast reference. Consult high-yield text boxes in every chapter for Priority Actions, Facts and Formulas, Documentation, Patient Teaching Tips, Red Flags, and Tips and Tricks. Make the most of your limited time with easy-to-digest blocks of information, consistently presented for clear readability and quick reference. Study efficiently and effectively for the boards, or rapidly consult this title in daily practice, thanks to well-organized chapters, a superb use of images and diagrams, and clinically relevant, easy-to-understand content. Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of renowned educators, dedicated to compiling today’s best knowledge in emergency medicine into one highly useful, readable text. Be prepared to manage increasingly prevalent problems seen in the ED, such as emergent complications of fertility treatment and management of patients who have had bariatric surgery. Deliver high-quality care to your younger patients with expanded pediatrics content. Stay up to date with new chapters on Clotting Disorders and Hemophilia, Patient-Centered Care, Health Disparities and Diversity in Emergency Medicine, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Antibiotic Recommendations for Empirical Treatment of Selected Infectious Diseases, and Cardiac Emergency Ultrasound: Evaluation for Pericardial Effusion & Cardiac Activity. Access the complete contents of Emergency Medicine online, fully searchable, at www.expertconsult.com, with downloadable images, tables and boxes, and expanded chapters, plus videos demonstrating ultrasound-guided vascular access, sonography for trauma, and more.

Hudson Automobiles

Author: Patrick R. Foster

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583882665

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 3911

The Hudson Motorcar Company rose above the fray to establish itself as one of America’s greatest automobile companies. Its legendary Super Six was one of the most coveted autos of its era. It was an important defense supplier during World War II. Then came its radical Step-Down models. Company engineers also developed the powerful and highly-refined Twin-H Power engine, and from 1951-1954 Hudson automobiles completely dominated NASCAR. Hudson is remembered as one of the truly great classics of America’s automotive heritage.

Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Organs

Author: Fattaneh A. Tavassoli,Peter Devilee,International Agency for Research on Cancer

Publisher: IARC

ISBN: 9789283224129

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 9595

This book is an authoritative, concise reference, prepared by 126 authors from 22 countries. The book will contain more than 800 colour photographs, numerous MRIs, ultrasound images, CT scans, charts and approximately 2000 references. Diagnostic criteria, pathological features and associated genetic alterations are described in a strictly disease-oriented manner. Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, indicence, age and sex distribution, location, clinical signs and symptoms, pathology, genetics and predictive factors.

The Story of Jeep

Author: Patrick Foster

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780873497350

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 4740

The Story of a Legend &break;&break;Pat Foster's award-winning The Story of Jeep is back - bigger, more colorful, and more complete than ever. With updates on models from 2000 through 2005, Foster's new tribute to "the world's greatest fighting machine" is an essential part of any Jeep lover's library. &break;&break;In this history-packed, full-color second edition, the country's preeminent Jeep writer and historian details Jeep's roller-coaster history, from the early war-time prototypes, to the Kaiser and AMC eras, to the big buyout by Chrysler. &break;&break;With the help of more than 400 photos, Foster expertly tells the tale of how Jeep has evolved from a military workhorse, to 4x4 pioneer, to popular family hauler, all the while retaining its place as a great American icon.

RVs & Campers

1900-2000

Author: Donald Wood

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583880647

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 1481

Today, hundreds of thousands of people live in RVs permanently, and even more use campers and RVs for recreation. This is the first and only book to give an entertaining look at the history and evolution of this popular lifestyle and hobby. Hundreds of nostalgic photographs show a wide variety of campers and RVs throughout the entire 20th century. See early auto tent-camping, converted buses, fold-out trailers, homemade campers, foreign exploration expeditions and even traveling chapels with living quarters for pastors! Anyone who has ever enjoyed RVs and campers will be thrilled by this retrospective look at these vehicles and their predecessors throughout the 20th Century. Chapters broken down by decade with brief 2-3 page introductory material for each chapter.

America's Postwar Luxury Liners

Author: John A. Fostik

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583882870

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 1249

After WWII, U.S. ports hosted the most luxurious and famous liners constructed by American master shipbuilders. These peacetime ambassadors carried refugees from war-torn lands to new lives in our shining cities and enabled leisurely travel in sparkling new American liners to tropical ports around the globe. The fascinating story of America’s postwar luxury passenger liners—like the famed United States, the fastest liner in the world, and her consort America, the American Export “sunliners” Constitution and Independence, Grace Line’s fleet of luxury liners like the Santa Paula and Santa Rosa, the Moore-Mc Cormack liners Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, the “white ships” of the Matson Line, such as the Lurline and Monterey, and the American President liners President Polk and President Monroe—along with period photographs, advertisements, menus, post cards and other memorabilia.

Technology and the Air Force a Retrospective Assessment

Author: Jacob Neufeld,George M. Watson,David Chenoweth

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781478297048

Category:

Page: 344

View: 3994

The history of the United States Air Force is inextricably bound up in the history of aerospace technology. Major revolutions have influenced the evolution of Air Force capabilities and systems, most notably those of atomic weaponry, the turbojet revolution, supersonic flight, avionics, aerial refueling, space flight, precision weaponry, electronic flying controls, composite materials, and stealth.