Highways to Heaven

Highways to Heaven

The Auto Biography of America

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
A chronicle of the automobile from the early days of the "horseless carriage" to the present explores human beings' attraction to, obsession with, and development of the automobile, discussing form, style, innovation, and more. $25,000 ad/promo.

Book News
Finch chronicles the dramatic rise of the automobile and describes how it transformed the American landscape and the American psyche. Filled with fascinating historical photographs of the cars and the world they increasingly created. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

A history of the automobile's role in shaping twentieth-century America discusses its influence on the economy, social conditions, customs, and the environment

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [1991]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780060165512
0060165510
Branch Call Number: 303.4832 FINCH
Characteristics: 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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