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Hardcover | Out of Print | 470 pp. | 6 x 9 in | June 1988 | ISBN: 9780262061117
Paperback | $57.00 X | £47.95 | 470 pp. | 6 x 9 in | July 1990 | ISBN: 9780262560559
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The Automobile Age


In this sweeping cultural history, James Flink provides a fascinating account of the creation of the world's first automobile culture. He offers both a critical survey of the development of automotive technology and the automotive industry and an analysis of the social effects of "automobility" on workers and consumers.

About the Author

James J. Flink is an affiliate of the Institute of Transportation Studies and Professor of Comparative Culture at the University of California, Irvine.


The Automobile Age should be required reading for all students of the automobile industry and its transforming impact on the economy, society, and popular culture of the United States. The book is a virtual encyclopedia of automotive history...Its rich details, comparative insights, persuasive interpretations, and wealth of excellent photographs all combine to make this an essential volume for modern American historians.”—Ronald Edsforth, Journal of American History