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Notable: Get your motors running

Published May 15, 2014

Notable

Get your motors running

Three books delve into the history of cars, and the people who create and love them.

Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream (It Books) by Earl Swift is the true story of a felon with more than 70 arrests behind him who discovers the rusting hulk of a 1957 Chevy — and a road to redemption.

I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford (Scribner) by Richard Snow, now in paperback, is an engaging account of how the hugely influential Ford invented the Model T and transformed American industry.

The Life of the Automobile: The Complete History of the Motor Car (Thomas Dunne Books) by Steven Parissien takes a wide-ranging look at the machine that perhaps more than any other has shaped the modern world, its impact and the human beings behind it.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

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