Book Reviews Featuring

  • An Indiana automotive history connection
  • Automotive content
  • Professional development perspective
  • Website marketing context
  • Life’s journey

Over the course of researching two books Cruise IN: A guide to Indiana’s automotive past and present, Indiana Cars: A History of the Automobile in Indiana and Hoosier Tour: A1913 Indiana to Pacific Journey, I read numerous books related to automotive history.

The Automotive Book Review section is my attempt to share reviews of current and other auto-related books. Most of the books have an Indiana automotive history connection or feature a broad automotive context.

Learning about the people involved in creating Indiana’s early automotive history provides a glimpse into automaking across America. Some of the auto pioneers, like Carl G. Fisher, provided a heritage that we continue to enjoy today. Following these threads have provided me many hours of enjoyment.

In the Business Book Review section, I’m sharing reviews of books with a professional development, website marketing, or life’s journey twist. I believe these books will benefit you like they impacted me.

I invite you to follow the book link on each selection to find your own copy. Many of the current editions may be available at your local library or at a research library. Some of the older versions are possibly available at Internet antiquarian bookshops.

So, kick off your shoes, or just kick back, and explore the many interesting stories included in the books on this virtual bookshelf.

Automotive Book Review section:

Industrial Strength Design: How Brooks Stevens Shaped Your World

Virgil Exner: Visioneer: The official biography of Virgil M. Exner, designer extraordinaire

Crosley: Two Brothers and a Business Empire that Transformed the Nation

The Lexington Automobile: A Complete History

Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942

Elcar and Pratt Automobiles: The Complete History

More Than They Promised: The Studebaker Story

The Franklin Automobile Company

The Lincoln Highway: Main Street across America

The Graham Legacy: Graham-Paige to 1932

The Splendid Stutz: The Cars, Companies, People and Races

Wheels In Motion: The American Automobile Industry’s First Century

Guts: The seven laws of business that made Chrysler the world’s hottest car company

A Century of Automotive Style

Master of Precision: Henry M. Leland

The Diesel Odyssey of Clessie Cummins

The Pacesetter: The untold story of Carl G. Fisher

I Love To Make The Dirt Fly: A biography of Carl G. Fisher 1874 – 1939

100 Things For Every Gearhead To Do Before They Die

Indiana Related Book section:

Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana

A Hoosier Holiday

Business Book Review section:

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions

People over Profit

The Zen of Social Media Marketing

Grouped: How small groups of friends are the key to influence on the social web

WordPress Web Design for Dummies

The Yahoo Style Guide

What is Your What

Lead with a Story

Tell to Win



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