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The Resource Highways to heaven : the auto biography of America, Christopher Finch

Highways to heaven : the auto biography of America, Christopher Finch

Label
Highways to heaven : the auto biography of America
Title
Highways to heaven
Title remainder
the auto biography of America
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Finch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the early days of the horseless carriage to tomorrow's dream cars, the history of the automobile has been inextricably intertwined with the culture of twentieth-century America. The automobile altered everything, from the way crimes were committed to the way courtships were conducted, and the car itself came to embody power and independence, becoming the ultimate erotic accessory--a sexual object of sometimes ambiguous gender. In Highways to Heaven, Christopher Finch chronicles the dramatic rise of the automobile and describes how it transformed the American landscape and the American psyche. He evokes the ambitious men who created a giant industry and shows how that industry, and our passion for the automobile, shaped the world we live in today--the world of freeways and exurbs, of shopping malls and fast-food franchises--even determining the character of whole cities like Los Angeles
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finch, Christopher
Dewey number
303.48/32
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE5623
LC item number
.F56 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • United States
  • Auto's
  • Kraftfahrzeug
  • Gesellschaft
  • Geschichte
  • USA
  • USA
  • Automobiles
Label
Highways to heaven : the auto biography of America, Christopher Finch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Highways to heaven -- Red cards and redoubtable buggies -- Self-starters -- Arterial auguries -- American algorithms -- Automoville I -- From Duesenbergs to the dust bowl -- pt. 2. Boomtime -- Pike dreams -- Feats of clay -- Freeways and franchisers -- Automoville II -- Minis and muscle cars -- pt. 3. Crisis -- Invasions of privacy -- Introversions -- Retrenchment -- Automoville III -- Admonitions and alternatives -- Multinational matters
Control code
ocm23218985
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
416 p.
Isbn
9780060165512
Lccn
90056353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o23218985
  • (OCoLC)23218985
Label
Highways to heaven : the auto biography of America, Christopher Finch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Highways to heaven -- Red cards and redoubtable buggies -- Self-starters -- Arterial auguries -- American algorithms -- Automoville I -- From Duesenbergs to the dust bowl -- pt. 2. Boomtime -- Pike dreams -- Feats of clay -- Freeways and franchisers -- Automoville II -- Minis and muscle cars -- pt. 3. Crisis -- Invasions of privacy -- Introversions -- Retrenchment -- Automoville III -- Admonitions and alternatives -- Multinational matters
Control code
ocm23218985
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
416 p.
Isbn
9780060165512
Lccn
90056353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o23218985
  • (OCoLC)23218985

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