COMBUSTION ON WHEELS by David L. Cohn

COMBUSTION ON WHEELS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

See report last issue P. 454 where it was incorrectly entered as a High School book. This is the story of the development of the automobile from the 1860's to 1940, and conversion of the industry to war. The book is highly technical, but lightened by a very personal handling of the early days of prejudice and dislike and humorous cracks at devil w one; the pioneering done by country doctors in the interest of the low-priced car; the first races; Henry Ford and other trail-blazers. One section of the book traces the revolution in American life, brought about by the automobile. The credits and debits are duly charted. Cohn knows his American scene thoroughly (remember The Good Old Days?) and this is an excellent vehicle (no pun intended) for his gifts.

Pub Date: Nov. 7th, 1944
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin