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Auto Mania

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On the Web: Articles

Bumper Mentality. Stephanie Mencimer, Washington Monthly (12/20/02).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Resources for the Future.

In the Library: Articles

Becker, Daniel F. "Ford puts brakes on fuel efficiency," Christian Science Monitor (6/17/03):7B.

Dayomi, A.M. "The automobile as a pollutant," in CODATU, Urban Transportation & Environment (Brookfield VT: Balkema, 2000).

Evarts, Eric C. "High & mighty," Christian Science Monitor (10/14/03): 13,16. Sports cars with six-figure price tags flood market.

Nauman, Matt. "Hitting the road again," San Jose Mercury News (6/14/03):1D. The first trans-continental automobile trip in 1903, about to be revisited in a Ken Burns TV special.

Prevedouros, Panos D. & Ping An. "Automobile ownership in Asian countries: historical trends & forecasts," ITE Journal 68,4 (4/98).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Angelucci, Enzo & Alberto Bellucci. The Automobile: From Steam to Gasoline (NY: McGraw-Hill, 1976).

Bacher, John. Petrotyranny (eds. Shirley Farlinger & Derek Paul; Toronto: Science for Peace/Dundurn, 2000).

Bardou, Jean-Pierre. The Automobile Revolution: The Impact of an Industry (Chapel Hill NC: U. North Carolina, 1982).

Barke, Theo (ed.) The Economic & Social Effects of the Spread of Motor Vehicles: An International Centenary Tribute (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1987).

Barrett, Paul. The Automobile & Urban Transit: The Formation of Public Policy in Chicago, 1900-1930 (Philadelphia: Temple, 1983).

Berger, Michael L. The Automobile in American History & Culture: A Reference Guide (Westport CT: Greenwood, 2001).

Bonsall, Thomas E. Disaster in Dearborn: The Story of the Edsel (Stanford: Stanford, 2002).

Bradsher, Keith. High & Mighty: SUVs, the World's Most Dangerous Automobiles & How They Got That Way (NY: Public Affairs, 2002).

Brandon, Ruth. Automobile: How the Car Changed Life (London: Macmillan, 2002).

Brinkley, Douglas. Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, & a Century of Progress, 1903-2003 (NY: Viking, 2003).

Brown, Lester Russell; Christopher Flavin & Colin Norman. Running on Empty: The Future of the Automobile in an Oil-Short World (NY: Norton, 1979).

Burgess-Wise, David. Automobile Archeology (Cambridge: Stephens, 1981).

__________. The Automobile: The First Century (London: Orbis, 1983).

Campbell, John T. The Automobile Industry & Public Policy (Ann Arbor: U. Michigan, 1983).

Chinoy, Ely. Automobile Workers & the American Dream [1955] (Urbana: U. Illinois, 1992).

Dale, Jeff. Automobile Pollution & Efficiency in 2000 (Denver: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2000).

Epstein, Ralph C. The Automobile Industry, Its Economic & Commercial Development [1928] (NY: Arno, 1972).

Farber, David. Sloan Rules: Alfred P. Sloan & the Triumph of General Motors (Chicago: U. Chicago, 2002).

Flink, James J. The Automobile Age (Cambridge MA: MIT, 1988).

Gakenheimer, Ralph (ed.) The Automobile & the Environment: An International Perspective (Cambridge MA: MIT, 1978).

Grad, Frank P. & others. The Automobile & the Regulation of its Impact on the Environment (Norman: U. Oklahoma, 1975).

Hall, Jane. The Automobile, Air Pollution & the Economy of Southern California, 1965-1990 (Fullerton CA: California State U, 1995).

Harrison, David Jr. Who Pays for Clean Air?: The Cost & Benefit Distribution of Federal Automobile Emission Controls (Cambridge MA: Ballinger, 1975).

Hart, Stanley I. & Alvin L. Spivak. Automobile Dependence & Denial: The Elephant in the Bedroom. Impacts on the Economy & the Environment (Pasadena CA: New Paradigm, 1993).

Hazleton, Lesley. Everything Women Always Wanted to Know About Cars, but Didn't Know Who to Ask (NY: Doubleday, 1995).

_________. Driving to Detroit: An Automotive Odyssey (NY: Free Press, 1998).

Hill, Frank Ernest. The Automobile: How it Came, Grew, & Has Changed Our Lives (NY: Dodd, Mead, 1967).

Honoré, Carl. In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed (San Francisco: Harper, 2004).

Jakle, John A. & Keith A Sculle. Lots of Parking: Land Use in a Car Culture (Charlottesville: U. of Virginia, 2004).

Kay, Jane Holtz. Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile Took Over America, & How We Can Take it Back (NY: Crown, 1997).

Kennedy, Edward D. The Automobile Industry: The Coming of Age of Capitalism's Favorite Child (NY: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1941).

Kirsch, David A. The Electric Vehicle & the Burden of History (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2000).

Lewis, David L. & Laurence Goldstein (eds.) The Automobile & American Culture (Ann Arbor: U. Michigan, 1983).

McConnell, Curt. The Record-Setting Trips by Auto from Coast to Coast, 1909-1916 (Stanford: Stanford, 2003).

McShane, Clay. The Automobile: A Chronology of its Antecedents, Development, & Impact (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1997).

Nader, Ralph. Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-in Dangers of the American Automobile (rev. ed. NY: Grossman, 1972).

__________. & Clarence Ditlow. The Lemon Book: Auto Rights (Mt. Kisco NY: Moyer Bell, 1989).

Powell, J. David. The Automobile: Technology & Society (Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice Hall, 1988).

Preston, Howard L. Automobile Age Atlanta: The Making of a Southern Metropolis, 1900-1935 (Athens: U. Georgia, 1979).

Rock, Maxine A. The Automobile & the Environment (NY: Chelsea House, 1992).

Schimek, Paul. Automobile & Public Transit Use in the US & Canada: A Comparison of Postwar Trends (Washington: Transportation Research Board, 1996).

Silk, Gerald & others. Automobile & Culture (NY: Abrams, 1984).

Starkman, Ernest S.; James N. Pitts & Nicholas Petris. The Automobile & Air Pollution: A Panel Discussion (Berkeley CA: Academic, 1970).

Tolliday, Steven & Jonathan Zeitlin (eds.) The Automobile Industry & Its Workers: Between Fordism & Flexibility (Cambridge: Polity/Blackwell, 1986.

Whiteside, Thomas. The Investigation of Ralph Nader: General Motors vs. One Determined Man (NY: Arbor House, 1972).

In the Library: Fiction

Ballard, J.G. Crash: A Novel (NY: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1973).

Morris, Bill. Motor City (NY: Washington Square, 1992). Detroit, the snazzy new Buick, & America in the 50s.

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Automobile in America: A Time of Challenge" [1971], by Hearst Metrotone News, 13m.

"The Automobile Story" [1992], by WGBH Science Unit, 58m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

"The End of Suburbia"

"Roger & Me" [199?], dir. Michael Moore. In video stores.

"Tucker" [1988], dir. Francis Ford Coppola, 111m.

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