Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile by DK


15 cars. That’s what it took for Paul Ingrassia to tell the history of America and the American Dream. As a country deeply in love with the cars they make, it is only natural that a lot of the cars manufactured had social impacts and historical significance. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes us on a journey that isn’t just the history of cars in America, but the themes and philosophies that also went into the cars and the times in which they were manufactured. There are absolute gems in here, from the revelation of how the Corvette was never made to the Jeep and how it signified a change in taste of the American mainstream. The book illustrates the evolution of American society and how this was reflected in the cars she produced. Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream is a most excellent window into the cars that shaped American culture.