American Dream Machine
Score: 5
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American Dream Machine


  • Author : Matthew Specktor
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781935639459

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American Dream Machine Book Description :
The story of two talent agents and their three troubled boys, heirs to Hollywood royalty; a sweeping narrative about fathers and sons, the movie business, and the sundry sea changes that have shaped Hollywood and, by extension, American life. American Dream Machine is the story of an iconic striver, a classic self-made man in the vein of Jay Gatsby or Augie March. It's the story of a talent agent and his troubled sons, two generations of Hollywood royalty. It's a sweeping narrative about parents and children, the movie business, and the sundry sea changes that have shaped Hollywood, and by extension, American life. Beau Rosenwald—overweight, not particularly handsome, and improbably charismatic—arrives in Los Angeles in 1962 with nothing but an i...

American Dream Machine
Score: 5
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American Dream Machine


  • Author : Matthew Specktor
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Release Date : 2013-04-09
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781405524650

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American Dream Machine Book Description :
Beau Rosenwald - overweight, far from handsome, and improbably charismatic - arrives in Los Angles in 1962 with nothing but an ill-fitting suit and a pair of expensive brogues. By the late 1970s he has helped found the most successful agency in Hollywood. Through the eyes of his son, we watch Beau and his partner go to war, waging a battle that will reshape an entire industry. We watch Beau rise and fall and rise again, forging and damaging remarkable relationships. We watch Beau's partner, the enigmatic Williams Farquarsen, struggle to control himself and this oh-so-fickle world of movies. We watch two generations of men fumble and thrive across the LA landscape, revelling in their successes and learning the costs of their mistakes....

American Dream Machine
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

American Dream Machine


  • Author : Matthew Specktor
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405524650

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American Dream Machine Book Description :
Beau Rosenwald - overweight, far from handsome, and improbably charismatic - arrives in Los Angles in 1962 with nothing but an ill-fitting suit and a pair of expensive brogues. By the late 1970s he has helped found the most successful agency in Hollywood. Through the eyes of his son, we watch Beau and his partner go to war, waging a battle that will reshape an entire industry. We watch Beau rise and fall and rise again, forging and damaging remarkable relationships. We watch Beau's partner, the enigmatic Williams Farquarsen, struggle to control himself and this oh-so-fickle world of movies. We watch two generations of men fumble and thrive across the LA landscape, revelling in their successes and learning the costs of their mistakes....

The Dream Machine

The Dream Machine


  • Author : Jerry Flint
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Antique and classic cars
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  • ISBN 10 : UOM:35128001395639

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Colonel Albert Pope and His American Dream Machines

Colonel Albert Pope and His American Dream Machines


  • Author : Stephen B. Goddard
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: Transportation
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781476613345

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Colonel Albert Pope and His American Dream Machines Book Description :
In the 1890s Colonel Albert A. Pope was hailed as a leading American automaker. That his name is not a household word today is the very essence of his story. Pope’s production methods as the world’s largest manufacturer of bicycles led to the building of automobiles with lightweight metals, rubber tires, precision machining, interchangeable parts, and vertical integration. The founder of the Good Roads Movement, Pope entered automobile manufacturing while steam, electricity, and gasoline power were still vying for supremacy. The story of his failed dream of dominating U.S. automobile production is an engrossing view into America’s industrial history....

Engines of Change
Score: 3
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Engines of Change


  • Author : Paul Ingrassia
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Transportation
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781451640656

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Engines of Change Book Description :
A narrative like no other: a cultural history that explores how cars have both propelled and reflected the American experience— from the Model T to the Prius. From the assembly lines of Henry Ford to the open roads of Route 66, from the lore of Jack Kerouac to the sex appeal of the Hot Rod, America’s history is a vehicular history—an idea brought brilliantly to life in this major work by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Paul Ingrassia. Ingrassia offers a wondrous epic in fifteen automobiles, including the Corvette, the Beetle, and the Chevy Corvair, as well as the personalities and tales behind them: Robert McNamara’s unlikely role in Lee Iacocca’s Mustang, John Z. DeLorean’s Pontiac GTO , Henry Ford’s Model T, as well as Honda’s A...

The Betrayal of the American Dream
Score: 4
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The Betrayal of the American Dream


  • Author : Donald L. Barlett
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2012-07-31
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781586489700

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The Betrayal of the American Dream Book Description :
A New York Times bestseller America’s unique prosperity is based on its creation of a middle class. In the twentieth century, that middle class provided the workforce, the educated skills, and the demand that gave life to the world’s greatest consumer economy. It was innovative and dynamic; it eclipsed old imperial systems and colonial archetypes. It gave rise to a dream: that if you worked hard and followed the rules you would prosper in America, and your children would enjoy a better life than yours. The American dream was the lure to gifted immigrants and the birthright opportunity for every American citizen. It is as important a part of the history of the country as the passing of the Bill of Rights, the outcome of the battle of Gettysburg, o...

The Dream Machine
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Dream Machine


  • Author : M. Mitchell Waldrop
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Computers
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  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015058139166

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The Dream Machine Book Description :
Writing with the same novelistic flair that made "Complexity" "the most exciting intellectual adventure story of the year" ("The Washington Post"), Waldrop presents the first full-scale portrait of the man whose dream of a "human-computer symbiosis" changed the course of science and culture. Photos....

The New American Dream Machine

The New American Dream Machine


  • Author : Robert L. Sansom
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Conservation of natural resources
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  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4401851

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