Pioneers, Engineers, And Scoundrels: The Dawn Of The Automobile In America

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The people who "changed the face of the earth..." From the Prologue... "In 1913, The New York Times declared, 'the coming of the automobile has literally changed the face of the earth.' Given that assessment, it is interesting that the invention was so long in arriving. Its roots dated back to the American Revolution, but for more than a century, inventors faced ridicule and contempt ... The transition of America from horse-drawn to horse-less society boasts an epic cast of characters - from stalwart heros to dastardly scoundrels, from social grandees to street toughs, from wise men to wise gu...