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The World S Worst Cars

Author : Craig Cheetham
ISBN : 0760767432
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 32. 17 MB
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World S Worst Cars

Author : Craig Cheetham
ISBN : 9781404218444
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 52. 77 MB
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Describes the automobiles with the least success, including vehicles that were poorly constructed, badly designed, so expensive or so unpopular they lost money, or marketed as part of the wrong make.


Author : Timothy Jacobs
ISBN : 0831754931
Genre : Automobiles
File Size : 81. 54 MB
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The automotive industry's most fabulous failures, from the notoriously dangerous Chevrolet Corvair sedan to the less-than-airworthy "Flying Wombat," are described and pictured in all their fascinating folly in this entertaining gallery.

The Yugo

Author : Jason Vuic
ISBN : 1429945397
Genre : Business & Economics
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Six months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000, NPR's Car Talk declared it "the worst car of the millennium." And for most Americans that's where the story begins and ends. Hardly. The short, unhappy life of the car, the men who built it, the men who imported it, and the decade that embraced and discarded it is rollicking and astounding, and one of the greatest untold business-cum-morality tales of the 1980s. Mix one rabid entrepreneur, several thousand "good" communists, a willing U.S. State Department, the shortsighted Detroit auto industry, and improvident bankers, shake vigorously, and you've got The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History. Brilliantly re-creating the amazing confluence of events that produced the Yugo, Yugoslav expert Jason Vuic uproariously tells the story of the car that became an international joke: The American CEO who happens upon a Yugo right when his company needs to find a new import or go under. A State Department eager to aid Yugoslavia's nonaligned communist government. Zastava Automobiles, which overhauls its factory to produce an American-ready Yugo in six months. And a hole left by Detroit in the cheap subcompact market that creates a race to the bottom that leaves the Yugo . . . at the bottom.

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ISBN : 1435875087
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World S Worst Aircraft

Author : Jim Winchester
ISBN : 9781404218376
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 76. 66 MB
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Describes the aircraft with the least success, including planes that were obsolete, based on ideas that did not work, powered by engines that were too weak, or had stability problems.

World S Worst Military Disasters

Author : Chris McNab
ISBN : 9781404218413
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 34. 79 MB
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This book examines some of the worst battle defeats in military history, from ancient times through to the present day. Each story brings every battle and military mishap to life, making history come alive for readers.

The World S Worst Concept Cars

Author : Richard Dredge
ISBN : 1435122666
Genre : Automobiles
File Size : 48. 13 MB
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The World S Worst

Author : Mark Frauenfelder
ISBN : 9781452105574
Genre : Humor
File Size : 64. 87 MB
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Bookstore shelves are lined with tomes dedicated to the finest things that life has to offer. This is all well and good, but the real entertainment is to be found not in the cream of the crop, but at the bottom of the barrel. The World's Worst is a celebration/indictment of nearly 50 infamous and little-known exemplars of the awful. In thoroughly researched, scathingly funny essays, author Mark Frauenfelder avoids the obvious and digs deep to tell the fascinating tales of the worst people, places, and things on Earth for the reader's amusement and edification. Half of the entries are also mischieviously illustrated by the author. Addictively readable, and sure to appeal to fans of the popular Worst-Case Scenario and Darwin Awards series, The World's Worst is hilariously unafraid to wallow in the mire. Selected Horrible Highlights: Most Unappealing Fetish Most Disgusting Coffee Drink Most Horrific Self-Help Technique Least Adorable Pet Saddest Fate for an Island Nation Worst Molasses Related Disaster

Whiskey Bottles And Brand New Cars

Author : Mark Ribowsky
ISBN : 9781569761649
Genre : Music
File Size : 90. 67 MB
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"Mark Ribowsky has written one king hell of a book about one king hell of a band. Buy that man a drink!" —Mick Wall, author of When Giants Walked the Earth This book tells the intimate story of how a band of lost souls and self-destructive misfits clawed their way to the very top of the rock'n'roll peak, writing and performing as if beneficiaries of a deal with the devil—a deal fulfilled by a tragic fall from the sky. The rudderless genius behind their ascent was a man named Ronnie Van Zant, who guided their five-year run and evolved not just a new country/rock idiom but a new Confederacy. Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars is based on interviews with surviving band members and others who watched them. It gives a new perspective to a history of stage fights, motel-room destructions, cunning business deals, and brilliant studio productions, offering a greater appreciation for a band that, in the aftermath of its last plane ride, has sadly descended into self-caricature as the sort of lowbrow guns-'n'-God cliché that Ronnie Van Zant wanted to chuck from around his neck. No other book on Southern rock has ever captured the "Free Bird"–like sweep and significance of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Mark Ribowsky has written twelve books, including widely praised biographies of Tom Landry, Howard Cosell, Phil Spector, and Satchel Paige. He has also contributed extensively to magazines including Playboy, Penthouse, and High Times. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

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