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George Stephenson: The Remarkable Life of the Founder of the Railway

by Hunter Davies

Much is known about the achievements of George Stephenson and of his infamous creation, the Rocket, yet little is known of the man himself. This volume is a profile of the self-taught and often testy Geordie,...


The Golden Age of Air Travel

by Nina Hadaway

Air travel has always held a strong allure for many. Today, low-cost, no-frill airlines enable lots of people to fly easily and to visit different countries around the world. For much of its history, however,...


Galloping on Wings with the P-51 Mustang: Diary of an Air Race Pilot

by Howie Keefe

The famed P-51 Mustang, one of the most recognizable aircrafts of the World War II era, is at the heart of this enthralling memoir. After making extreme modifications to a surplus P-51 dubbed “Miss America”—installing...


Odyssey to Ushuaia: A Motorcycling Adventure from New York to Tierra del Fuego

by Andres Carlstein

What makes a man sell all he owns and ride a motorcycle 22,000 miles from his hometown in upstate New York to the southernmost tip of South America? Some call it craziness; Latinos call it “cojones.” This...


Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt: The Unlikely Hero of the Lusitania

by Steven H. Gittelman & Emily Gittelman

Alfred Vanderbilt was extravagant playboy that became the subject of numerous scandals. During the sinking of the Lusitania, he spent his last moments rescuing women and children. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt follows...


Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections

by Patrick Smith

"Patrick Smith is extraordinarily knowledgeable about modern aviation...the ideal seatmate, a companion, writer and explainer."-Boston Globe

Airline pilot Patrick Smith divulges his personal and sometimes surprising...


Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy

by Shane Hamilton

Trucking Country is a social history of long-haul trucking that explores the contentious politics of free-market capitalism in post-World War II America. Shane Hamilton paints an eye-opening portrait of the...


Performance Automotive Engine Math

by John Baechtel

The math used to design engines is portrayed in this book for both the budding engine enthusiast and the professional.


Designing and Tuning High-Performance Fuel Injection Systems

by Greg Banish

Formulas, equations, easy-to-understand explanations of how to tune for your specific application and understand what you're doing while doing it.


Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems

by Tony Candela

Learn to modify muscle car electrical circuits or install modern conveniences on performance cars confidently and quickly.


High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide

by Jeff Zurschmeide

Learn to modify Impreza, Legacy, WRX, or STI for improved acceleration, handling, braking, and style. A must-have for Subaru owners.


Turbo: Real World High-Performance Turbocharger Systems

by Jay K Miller

Technical and common-sense information help you build boost, and more horsepower and torque. Includes failure analysis and complete rebuild techniques.


Land Rover Defender, 90 and 110 Range: 30 Years of the Coil-Sprung 4x4 Models

by James TAYLOR

Land Rover Defender, 90 and 110 Range - 30 Years of the Coil-Spring 4x4 Models charts the evolution of the coil-sprung Defender vehicles. When Land Rover switched from leaf springs to coil springs for their...


Zero Carbon Car: Green Technology and the Automotive Industry

by Brian Long

The Zero Carbon Car examines the hundreds of ways in which car manufacturers are trying to reduce our carbon footprint, and the adaptation of the automotive industry to changing technology in a world where environmental...


British Aircraft Corporation: A History

by Stephen Skinner

The British Aircraft Corporation was formed from The Bristol Aeroplane Company, English Electric, Vickers-Armstrong and Hunting in 1960. In its short, seventeen-year, life, the British Aircraft Corporation built...


Last Trains: Dr Beeching and the death of rural England

by Charles Loft

During the course of the 1950s England lost confidence in its rulers and convinced itself it must modernise. The bankrupt, steam-powered railway, run by a Colonel Blimp, symbolised everything that was wrong...


Night Fighters: A Development and Combat History

by Bill Gunston

From its beginnings during World War I, the role of the dedicated night fighter aircraft and its pilots in the 21st century has evolved greatly. This work reflects the massive changes in technology and in tactics....


Henry Winstanley and the Eddystone Lighthouse

by Adam Hart-Davis & Emily Troscianko

On 26 November 1703, during the worst storm that Britain had ever seen, Henry Winstanley died in his pioneering lighthouse as it was blown apart. He had defied incredible odds to build the first Eddystone Lighthouse...


Jet Pioneers: Gloster and the Birth of the Jet Age

by Tim Kershaw

In April 1941 Britain's first jet left the ground at a grass airfield 4 miles from Gloucester Cathedral. It was the start of a revolution in air travel, military and civilian. During the 1940s Britain's first-ever...


Canal 250: The Story of Britain's Canals

by Anthony Burton

When a young English nobleman was thwarted in love he abandoned the court, retired to his estate near Manchester and built a canal to serve his coalmines. The Bridgewater Canal was the sensation of the age and...