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General Motors:: A Photographic History Paperback – Nov 18 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub (Nov. 18 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738500194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738500195
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.7 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #382,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Various "Blue Ribbon" models of buggies and carriages produced by the Durant-Dort Carriage Company are shown in this photograph of a "showroom" under a county or state fair tent, c. 1900. Read the first page
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By Dr Max TOP 50 REVIEWER on Aug. 15 2010
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General Motors is a companion title to the similar photographic histories on Ford and Chrysler, also published in the "Images of Motoring" series. These little photographic histories are 127 pages long, with every page filled with archival black and white photos. General Motors was such an economic and industrial juggernaut that a book like this couldn't begin to do more than just give the most superficial look at its history. GM built cars, trucks, buses, trains, ships, airplanes, earth moving equipment, home appliances, and millions of kinds of parts in factories on 6 continents. The photos that appear here are interesting and the captions informative. People wishing an in depth history of GM should look elsewhere but the generalist auto fan will find a lof of interest in the photos contained in this little volume. It's a worthwhile book at a very reasonable, affordable price. I enjoyed it along with its companion volumes on Chrysler and Ford.
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Great gift July 19 2012
By NGriewahn - Published on
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I purchased this as a gift for my father, a MG owner and enthusiast. He enjoyed this book, especially learning how things have changed.
3 of 5 stars... Sept. 26 2015
By Rocky - Published on
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This was too small for me in size and I will watch closer next time. I cannot see to read it or look at the pictures.
General Motors: A Photographic History Sept. 23 2010
By Murray Roberts - Published on
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A very well written book, with extensive history. But a lot has happened since 1999.
Good for GM Employees May 8 2015
By Brittany Vanillabean - Published on
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Got this for my dad who's worked at GM for years and he put it on his work desk :)
Five Stars July 28 2014
By John Paris - Published on
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A marvelous history of GM with unique picture of an American Icon.

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