The Truth About Cars » Books http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:14:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Books http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Cars I’ve Loved And Hated by Michael Lamm http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/cars-ive-loved-and-hated-by-michael-lamm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/cars-ive-loved-and-hated-by-michael-lamm/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=683498 Micheal Lamm has worn a lot of hats in the automotive media world, including stints as editor and publisher at a number of respected publications (besides siring the man who gave the world the 24 Hrs of LeMons series). In addition to wearing a lot of hats, Mike has also owned a lot of cars including […]

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Micheal Lamm has worn a lot of hats in the automotive media world, including stints as editor and publisher at a number of respected publications (besides siring the man who gave the world the 24 Hrs of LeMons series). In addition to wearing a lot of hats, Mike has also owned a lot of cars including […]

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TTAC Giveaway: Bob Lutz’s New Book http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/ttac-giveaway-bob-lutzs-new-book/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/ttac-giveaway-bob-lutzs-new-book/#comments Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:38:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493404 Now that I’m done reviewing Bob Lutz’s new book, I’m going to give a copy away, just like we do with all the accumulated swag over at TTAC Towers. There may or may not be some greasy fingerprints sustained during an attempt to read this book while eating a grilled cheese sandwich. But the price […]

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Now that I’m done reviewing Bob Lutz’s new book, I’m going to give a copy away, just like we do with all the accumulated swag over at TTAC Towers. There may or may not be some greasy fingerprints sustained during an attempt to read this book while eating a grilled cheese sandwich. But the price […]

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Book Review: Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/book-review-icons-and-idiots-straight-talk-on-leadership/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/book-review-icons-and-idiots-straight-talk-on-leadership/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:58:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492456 Bob Lutz’s latest tome isn’t so much about cars as it is a business book on leadership that happens to be about cars. Through 11 vignettes, Lutz talks about the leadership figures in his life, their triumphs and foibles and how they impacted his personal and professional development. Along the way we meet a broad […]

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Bob Lutz’s latest tome isn’t so much about cars as it is a business book on leadership that happens to be about cars. Through 11 vignettes, Lutz talks about the leadership figures in his life, their triumphs and foibles and how they impacted his personal and professional development. Along the way we meet a broad […]

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TTAC Book Club – Car: A Drama of the American Workplace http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/ttac-book-club-car-a-drama-of-the-american-workplace/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/ttac-book-club-car-a-drama-of-the-american-workplace/#comments Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:26:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454435 Last week, I polled TTAC readers on essential reading related to the car industry. Since most of the books are old, and don’t merit a formal review, I figured that opening the floor to discussion would better serve the readers, and myself, with regards to thinking about the book and the lessons contained within. The […]

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Last week, I polled TTAC readers on essential reading related to the car industry. Since most of the books are old, and don’t merit a formal review, I figured that opening the floor to discussion would better serve the readers, and myself, with regards to thinking about the book and the lessons contained within. The […]

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QOTD: What Should Be On My Bookshelf? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/qotd-what-should-be-on-my-bookshelf/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/qotd-what-should-be-on-my-bookshelf/#comments Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:44:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453245 Having tracked down a copy of Car by Mary Walton, I am now eyeballs deep in the birth and gestation of the DN101 Taurus. I don’t think I can ever review a car, or write an obnoxious “Brand X Needs To Build Vehicle Y RIGHT NOW” article after reading the unbridled tsuris that results from deciding […]

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Having tracked down a copy of Car by Mary Walton, I am now eyeballs deep in the birth and gestation of the DN101 Taurus. I don’t think I can ever review a car, or write an obnoxious “Brand X Needs To Build Vehicle Y RIGHT NOW” article after reading the unbridled tsuris that results from deciding […]

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Book Review: Roadside Relics by Will Shiers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/book-review-roadside-relics-by-will-shiers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/book-review-roadside-relics-by-will-shiers/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420923 It’s that time of year, with the clock ticking on your shopping for Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa and the ease of buying books online makes them such low-hassle gifts. You want to give that special car-freak on your gift list a nice coffee-table book, but everybody’s coffee table seems to be creaking beneath the weight of books full […]

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It’s that time of year, with the clock ticking on your shopping for Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa and the ease of buying books online makes them such low-hassle gifts. You want to give that special car-freak on your gift list a nice coffee-table book, but everybody’s coffee table seems to be creaking beneath the weight of books full […]

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Racing Dogma: An Interview With Garth Stein, Author Of “The Art Of Racing In The Rain” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/racing-dogma-an-interview-with-garth-stein-author-of-the-art-of-racing-in-the-rain/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/racing-dogma-an-interview-with-garth-stein-author-of-the-art-of-racing-in-the-rain/#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2011 21:22:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417245 Garth Stein is a better driver than you. Really. In 2003, he won the SCCA Northwest points championship in his Spec Miata before a crash while driving in the rain, no less, ended those Senna dreams. The novel that sprang from those experiences is a lot like his little Miata: a bit cutesy on the […]

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Garth Stein is a better driver than you. Really. In 2003, he won the SCCA Northwest points championship in his Spec Miata before a crash while driving in the rain, no less, ended those Senna dreams. The novel that sprang from those experiences is a lot like his little Miata: a bit cutesy on the […]

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Book Review: “Car Guys Versus Bean Counters,” Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/book-review-car-guys-versus-bean-counters-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/book-review-car-guys-versus-bean-counters-take-two/#comments Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:54:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413458 Never assume that press accounts of what’s going on inside the auto companies resembles what’s actually going on. For my Ph.D. thesis, I inhabited General Motors’s product development organization much like an anthropologist might inhabit a Third World village. What I observed during my year-and-a-half on the inside bore virtually no resemblance to what I […]

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Never assume that press accounts of what’s going on inside the auto companies resembles what’s actually going on. For my Ph.D. thesis, I inhabited General Motors’s product development organization much like an anthropologist might inhabit a Third World village. What I observed during my year-and-a-half on the inside bore virtually no resemblance to what I […]

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Book Review: Sports Car Racing In Camera, 1950-59 by Paul Parker http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/book-review-sports-car-racing-in-camera-1950-59-by-paul-parker/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/book-review-sports-car-racing-in-camera-1950-59-by-paul-parker/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383435 A proper coffee-table car book ought to be heavy on the grainy action photos, light on the words, and include photographs of Škoda 1101 Sports and Renault 4CVs at Le Mans. Sports Car Racing In Camera, 1950-59 qualifies for inclusion in even the most crowded coffee-table real estate. Normally, I give review copies away after […]

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A proper coffee-table car book ought to be heavy on the grainy action photos, light on the words, and include photographs of Škoda 1101 Sports and Renault 4CVs at Le Mans. Sports Car Racing In Camera, 1950-59 qualifies for inclusion in even the most crowded coffee-table real estate. Normally, I give review copies away after […]

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Merchants of Speed: The Men Who Built America’s Performance Industry, by Paul D. Smith http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/merchants-of-speed-the-men-who-built-americas-performance-industry-by-paul-d-smith/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/merchants-of-speed-the-men-who-built-americas-performance-industry-by-paul-d-smith/#comments Fri, 24 Dec 2010 23:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378546 I’ve got this intimidating stack-o-car books to review— it’s been five months since the last one— and so I figured I’d skim them all and pick out a few winners. I cracked this one open, got hooked right away, and read the whole thing while ignoring the rest of the pile. This 1938 shot of […]

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I’ve got this intimidating stack-o-car books to review— it’s been five months since the last one— and so I figured I’d skim them all and pick out a few winners. I cracked this one open, got hooked right away, and read the whole thing while ignoring the rest of the pile. This 1938 shot of […]

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