Robot-controlled cars have already logged millions of miles. These technological marvels promise cleaner air, smoother traffic, and tens of thousands of lives saved. But even if robots turn into responsible drivers, are we ready to be a nation of passengers?
Car values fluctuate wildly, never more so than in our current economic environment. Pricing information is a must for collectors, restorers, buyers, sellers, insurance agents and a myriad of others who rely on reliable authoritative data.
Whether you have owned one or just wished you did, Corvettes evoke glamour, elegance, speed, a little danger, and a sense of American pride. In this book, Harvey Goldstein pairs decades-spanning photos of these classic sportscars with great stories from Corvette owners.
There’s no getting around the allure of motorcycles. Since 1885, when Gottlieb Daimler mounted a gas-powered engine on a wooden bicycle, riders of all ages have been drawn to the exhilaration and terror of motoring in the open air on two wheels. Motorcycles have become ingrained in our culture. To some, they are the ultimate expression of freedom.
The SS Portland was a solid and luxurious ship, and its loss in 1898 in a violent storm with some 200 people aboard was later remembered as "New England's Titanic." The Portland was one of New England's largest and most luxurious paddle steamers, and after nine years' solid performance, she had earned a reputation as a safe and dependable vessel.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • At the end of World War II, a band of aces gathered in the Mojave Desert on a Top Secret quest to break the sound barrier–nicknamed "The Demon" by pilots. The true story of what happened in those skies has never been told.
Speed. In 1947, it represented the difference between victory and annihilation.
Take a seat—the captain’s seat, that is—and relax. You’re about to land a Boeing 747.
The mystery of flight is magical; the reality, still more so—from the physics that keeps a 450-ton vehicle aloft, to the symphony of technology and teamwork that safely sets it down again.
A fascinating journey through the history of the railroad, packed with first-hand accounts of innovation, triumph, and tragedy.
Tourist Trains Guidebook, Seventh Edition describes 500 of the most popular train attractions, museums, and railroad vacation destinations in the U.S. and Canada. A unique travel guide that appeals to train enthusiasts, individuals interested in historic trains and sites, and families looking for kid-friendly vacations.
The White Star Line’s Oceanic was the largest ship in the world in 1899 when she was launched as the company’s "Ship of the Century." She was the company’s last express liner prior to Olympic and Titanic, and her lavish first class accommodation became renowned among Atlantic travelers.$55.00ISBN: 9780750989398Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: The History Press - July 2019This long-awaited new edition presents the colorful history of the Cunard Line and an engrossing narrative of the ship's eventful history, including construction and launch, service in the Falklands war, various mishaps, the sale of Cunard to Carnival, and the introduction of the new flagship Queen Mary 2.