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by Peter Winnewisser

Download The Legendary Model A Ford : The Ultimate History of One of America's Great Automobiles eBook
ISBN:
0873416155
Author:
Peter Winnewisser
Category:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Krause Publications (July 1999)
Pages:
272 pages
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1307 kb
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1622 kb
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1984 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase. This book along with "Henry's Lady and 'As Henry built it" make for the perfect trio of the core a Model A library.

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The Legendary Model A Ford : The Ultimate History of One of America's Great Automobiles. Go for the 2006 version if you want great photos. This book is a clearly a labor of love by an expert with years of experience with the Model-A. It already has just about everything. I was able to find it for a little over the original published price. While I didn’t want to pay a price above retail for a recently published "used" book, I’m glad I did.

089689231X (ISBN13: 9780896892316). The Model A was a very important part of American history in that, while the Model T put America on wheels, the Model A made widespread national travel a possibility for ordinary people at an affordable price. Unfortunately this was somewhat restricted do to the depression and this curtailed sales and production particularly in 1931. It is thought that up to 500,000 of these vehicles are still existent and that many are driven regularly even some as "daily drivers". They make excellent hobby cars with most regular maintenance readily performed by owners.

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Winnewisser, Peter (2005). The Legendary Model A Ford: The Ultimate History of One of America's Great Automobiles. A Financial History of the United States, Volume II. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-89689-231-6. Franklin, Harold B. (1929). New York: . Sharpe, Inc. 151. ISBN 978-0-7656-0730-0.

Author: Peter Winnewisser. Publisher: Krause Publications. Images: B&W, limited color. Author: Floyd Clymer, Leslie R Henry. Publisher: Poly Prints (Reproduction).

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It elaborates on how the Model A kept America moving throughout the Great Depression and how Ford built relationships with customers and dealerships. A bibliography and appendix complement this social history. ISBN13:9780873416153. Release Date:January 1999.

Peter Winnewisser (2006). The Legendary Model A Ford: The Ultimate History of One of America's Great Automobiles (2nd e. 76. Elise Hartman Ford (2006). Frommer's Portable Washington, Part 3. Frommer's Portable.

Based on research and information from the Ford Research Center in Dearborn Michigan, this book is loaded with anecdotes and more than 300 photographs dedicated to the Model A's heyday (1927-1932). It elaborates on how the Model A kept America moving throughout the Great Depression and how Ford built relationships with customers and dealerships. A bibliography and appendix complement this social history.
  • Manesenci
Bought this as a gift for my husband. He just became a Model A owner and is enjoying reading the history of his new "Old" car. Being a Ford enthusiast, and having read many books on Henry Ford and the progression of Ford cars, he is finding new and interesting facts regarding the the Model A . He has given this book 5 stars and said it is "The Ultimate History of One of America's Greats"!
  • Lightbinder
Bought as a gift and the recipient loved it!
  • Tygolar
I ordered this for a friend. He was VERY happy with the content of the book. He said it looked like it was new even though it was purchased used.
  • Yojin
You have to love it.
  • Rexfire
Great book for my Great Uncle!
  • mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK
I bought this book for my Dad, who has owned a few Model A's throughout the years. He absolutely loves it! He said " It's one of the best gifts he received. It brings back a lot of good times & memories ".
  • Hanelynai
The second, all-color updated edition of Peter Winnewisser's THE LEGENDARY MODEL A FORD: THE ULTIMATE HISTORY OF ONE OF AMERICA'S GREAT AUTOMOBILES provides fans of Henry Ford with a close inspection of the history of his 1920s masterpiece the Model A. Period literature, color photos, dealer material, and anecdotes blend in a lively story which picks up where his first edition left off, providing some of the best photos of the last surviving Model As on the road, complimented by stories of the people who built and drove them. Nearly two hundred color photos blend with source material and references culled from the auto industry to make for an extraordinary keepsake.
History interests me and I'm restoring my 1931 Model A station wagon, so when I discovered Winnewisser's book I was excited to get it. I rarely buy books, and normally wait for the County Library system to purchase those that I might like to read. Thinking that a book like this might not have a wide audience, so the Library might not acquire it, I decided to fork out the money for it, and I'm glad I did. This is a good book and I enjoyed it quite a bit, reading it in three or four sittings. I lent it to my father, who grew up when Model As were on the street and drove the wagon for thirty-five years or so before giving it to me, and he liked the book, too.
That said, this book could have been better. First, Winnewisser needs an editor. The language is fine and the book is quite understandable, but it contains obvious errors. The caption under the engine photograph on page 9 is typical: it misidentifies the cutout that sits on top of the generator as a generator. On page 220 another caption misidentifies an 1930 station wagon as a 1929 model. Ford made substantial changes in the the Model A body lines between 1929 and 1930, as a reader can see by looking at the 1929 station wagon shown on page 77. When I looked at that photograph, I thought the car must have been made for use in England, as it has right-hand steering. Closer examination - the women are shaking left hands and the man's pocket square is on the wrong side of his suit coat - indicates the photograph is reversed. In discussing sales to its dealers, Winnewisser writes on page 197 that Ford adopted a twenty-two percent discount effective February 6, 1931, and then adds parenthetically that this discount was in effect at the River Rouge plant "as early as November 10, 1931." Is he saying the Rouge instituted a dealer discount 9 months after Ford adopted it, or did he use the wrong year? Good editing could clear up this confusion and the errors I cite above, and would make the book even more enjoyable.
Winnewisser did a lot of research for this book and brings out new subject matter (for me, at least). For example, I was surprised to learn that Ford not only employed African-Americans on the assembly line (as opposed to relegating these men to more menial work), but that blacks supervised white workers in some cases. There are some things that are not in Winnewisser's book. I would have been interested to see visual side-by-side comparisons of the different models and differences between standard and deluxe models. I would have appreciated more information on the making of parts and the painting and assembly of automobiles, since the assembly line was Ford's great innovation, albeit twenty-five years prior the period depicted in this book. I would have liked to have seen a little more information on Ford's AA commercial trucks. Some of this information is available elsewhere, but I would have expected to see it in a book subtitled "the ultimate history of one of America's great automobiles."
These criticisms aside, I'm glad Winnewisser took the time to research and write this book, and to include a bibliography so that I can look for more details when I have a mind to do that. I'm recommending the book to the folks in my Model A Ford Club of America chapter, and to other friends who I think might enjoy a history of another America in another time. I recommend it to anyone who reads this review.