Friday, December 27, 2019

Jeep: The History of America's Greatest Vehicle, Updated Edition

Jeep: The History of America's Greatest Vehicle is an updated edition of the history and models of the iconic brand. Originally released in 2014, this reformat and re-release due out 14th Jan 2020 from Quarto on their Motorbooks imprint is 192 pages and will be available in paperback format.

Author Pat Foster is an automotive journalist and one of the foremost authorities on Jeep, AMC, and related brands. In other words, he knows what he's talking about. His engagement with the subject shines through in the prose. The story begins with a number of exciting tales from WW2 and continues through the next 80 years of developmental history.

The chapters are arranged chronologically from WW2 to 2019. There's a cross referenced index and the book is peppered throughout with sidebar info and annotations for further reading. I was maybe most impressed with the scope of this book. This is a comprehensive history and retrospective full of information and trivia and lavishly illustrated.

Five stars. This would make a superlative gift for car enthusiasts and especially for fans of the brand.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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