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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Ingrassia Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Ingrassia comes a narrative of America like no other: a cultural history that explores how cars have both propelled and reflected the national experience—from the Model T to the Prius.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barry | 2/12/2014

    " Great read for those interested in cars- especially YA that might just try the chapters about the cars they love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tim Fugate | 2/11/2014

    " This book (like the title suggests) is the American dream in fifteen cars. Some of the facts about those cars, the history behind their existence, and the history they represent were very surprising. I didn't know that the Corvette almost wasn't made and the war of the great tail fins happened. Nor did I know the story behind the Prius and the Beetle. This book showed me what the American Dream is all about through the lens of a subject I love; cars. It changed my view of how we the people have evolved and adapted to overcome the obstacles placed before us and it proved to me that we make great cars. Each chapter is the story and relevance for another car. There weren't really and debatable subjects except maybe which car is the best. I would recommend this book to people who care about the history of the American Dream and who care about cars. I loved this book because I care about both. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rey Dekker | 1/23/2014

    " ...good read over all...certainly for car-guys and gals but interesting in it's historical presentation and interpretations...the chapter on pick-up trucks was probably the most humourous and the Prius the most educational...didn't know much about the genesis of the alternate fuel auto...and, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche also showed up there...turns out he too had one on the drawing board and even made it into producing a one-off model...man before his time...again...the writer has some chops (won a Pulitzer Prize for writing so that should be a given) and uses some dry, almost biting wit in his delivery...worth a read for sure... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bob Eilenfeldt | 1/21/2014

    " Easily the best book I have ever read about cars. Paul Ingrassia with his background covering the the Detroit beat for the Wall Street Journal really understands "Car Guys" "

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About the Author

Paul Ingrassia, the former Detroit bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, speaks with authority and confidence about the automotive industry. In 1993 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the management crisis and boardroom revolt at General Motors. Ingrassia has chronicled the car industry’s successes and epic failures over the past twenty-five years, and as a former executive of Dow Jones, he is one of few authors who has been trained as a journalist and has direct experience in running a business. His is in demand on many media programs, including NPR’s Morning Edition and The Diane Rehm Show; CNBC’s Squawk Box; ABC World News with Charles Gibson; and Good Morning America.