2017 Car Culture Calendar

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ISBN: 189138404X
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Slide behind the wheel of some great classic cars for an exciting look at the evolution of automotive dashboards through the twentieth century in the 2017 Car Culture ?Dashboards? Calendar.Inspired by the book, The Dashboard, this 11 x 8.5" wall calendar features the following unique cars:1964 Ferrari 250 LM1990s Fiat 1100 Taxi1938 Lincoln-Zephyr Convertible Coupe1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster1953 Ferrari 340 MM2008 Rinspeed sQuba Electric Concept1970 AMC Javelin1925 Aston Martin Brooklands Grand Prix1960 Plymouth XNR Ghia Roadster1935 Auburn 851 SC Speedster1937 Peugeot 402 Darl'mat Legere Special Sport Roadster Recreation1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Cuba S Car Culture

Author: Tom Cotter
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760350263
Size: 12.39 MB
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Welcome to Cuba's automotive time capsule, filled with classic cars. The story of how Cuba came to be trapped in automotive time is a fascinating one. For decades, the island country had enjoyed healthy tourism trade and American outpost status, and by the 1950s it had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country - its middle class ensured an interesting variety of vehicles plying the roads. But when Cuba fell to communist rebels in 1959, so ended the inflow of new cars. Since then, trade embargo forced Cuba's car enthusiasts to develop a unique and insular culture, one marked by great creativity, such as: Keeping a car alive with no opportunity to acquire replacement parts Customizing a car with no access to aftermarket parts Drag racing with no drag strip In many ways, Cuba is an automotive time warp, where the newest car is a 1959 Chevy or perhaps one of the Soviet Ladas. Cuba's Car Culture offers an inside look at a unique car culture, populated with cars that have been cut off from the world so long that they've morphed into something else in the spirit of automotive survival. Authors Tom Cotter and Bill Warner (founder of the Amelia Island Concours) take readers of Cuba's Car Culture on a whirlwind tour of all things automotive, beginning with Cuba's pre-Castro car and racing history and bringing us up to today's lost collector cars, street racing, and the challenges of keeping decades-old cars on the road. The book is illustrated throughout with rare historical photos as well as contemporary photos of Cuba's current car scene. For anyone who enjoys classic cars, from old Chevy Bel-Airs to Studebakers to Ford Fairlanes, a cruise around Cuba will make you feel like a kid in a candy store.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time

Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448139859
Size: 18.35 MB
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'Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them' This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted. BACKSTORY: Meet the author and learn about the background to Christopher's story.

We Were Eight Years In Power

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 9780399590580
Size: 15.99 MB
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In these “urgently relevant essays,”* the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump. “We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America’s “first white president.” But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period—and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation’s old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective—the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president. We Were Eight Years in Power features Coates’s iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including “Fear of a Black President,” “The Case for Reparations,” and “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates’s own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. We Were Eight Years in Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment. *Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Seoul Man

Author: Frank Ahrens
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062405265
Size: 16.15 MB
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Recounting his three years in Korea, the highest-ranking non-Korean executive at Hyundai sheds light on a business culture very few Western journalists ever experience, in this revealing, moving, and hilarious memoir. When Frank Ahrens, a middle-aged bachelor and eighteen-year veteran at the Washington Post, fell in love with a diplomat, his life changed dramatically. Following his new bride to her first appointment in Seoul, South Korea, Frank traded the newsroom for a corporate suite, becoming director of global communications at Hyundai Motors. In a land whose population is 97 percent Korean, he was one of fewer than ten non-Koreans at a company headquarters of thousands of employees. For the next three years, Frank traveled to auto shows and press conferences around the world, pitching Hyundai to former colleagues while trying to navigate cultural differences at home and at work. While his appreciation for absurdity enabled him to laugh his way through many awkward encounters, his job began to take a toll on his marriage and family. Eventually he became a vice president—the highest-ranking non-Korean at Hyundai headquarters. Filled with unique insights and told in his engaging, humorous voice, Seoul Man sheds light on a culture few Westerners know, and is a delightfully funny and heartwarming adventure for anyone who has ever felt like a fish out of water—all of us.

Korea Magazine April 2017

Author: Korean Culture and Information Service
Publisher: Korean Culture and Information Service
ISBN:
Size: 12.30 MB
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A monthly magazine to promote a better understanding of Korea around the world. Produced entirely in English, the magazine explores a broad range of topics including politics, the economy, and culture, offering the international community an accessible and informative introduction to Korea.

Addicted To Americana

Author: Charles Phoenix
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
ISBN: 1945551194
Size: 13.44 MB
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Charles Phoenix, aka the Ambassador of Americana, celebrates his lifelong quest to unearth the best of classic, kitschy American style.