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The Last Dream-O-Rama - The Cars Detroit Forgot to Build, 1950-1960

McCall, Bruce

Verlag: Crown Archetype, 2001
ISBN 10: 0609608010 / ISBN 13: 9780609608012
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Titel: The Last Dream-O-Rama - The Cars Detroit ...

Verlag: Crown Archetype

Erscheinungsdatum: 2001

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Acknowledgments.Preface.Abbreviations Used in This Book.VOLUME 1.Part I.1. Introduction.2. General Concepts in Pathology of Congenital Heart Disease.3. Methods of Examination.4. Dissection of the Heart.5. Internal Examination.6. Anatomy of the Normal Heart.7. Architecture of the Ventricular Myocardium.8. Embryology of the Heart.9. Terminology and Classification.Part II.10. Tetralogy of Fallot.11. Double Outlet Right Ventricle: General Concepts and Subaortic Ventricular Septal Defect.12. Double Outlet Right Ventricle with Doubly Committed and Noncommitted Type of Ventricular Septal Defect.13. Double Outlet Right Ventricle: Complicated Types.14. Double Outlet Right Ventricle with Subpulmonic Ventricle Septal Defect: Taussig-Bing Right Ventricular Type and Mild Overriding of the Pulmonary Trunk.15. Taussig-Bing Group of Hearts: Taussig-Bing Intermediate and Left Ventricular Types.16. A Concept of Transposition: Complete Transposition with Normal Architecture Without Ventricular Septal Defect.17. Complete Transposition with Normal Architecture with Ventricular Septal Defect.18. Complete Transposition with Pulmonary Stenosis.19. Complete Transposition with Common Ventricle.20. Complete Transposition with Tricuspid Stenosis.21. Complete Transposition with Tricuspid Atresia.22. Complete Transposition with Mitral Atresia or Marked Mitral Stenosis.23. Complete Transposition with Common Atrioventricular Orifice.24. Unusual Complete Transposition Complexes: Double Outlet Left Ventricle.25. Truncus Arteriosus Communis.26. Pulmonary Atresia with Ventricle Septal Defect: Pseudotruncus.27. Tricuspid Atresia: Tricuspid Atresia Without Transposition.28. Tricuspid Stenosis Complexes: Tricuspid Stenosis with Pulmonary Atresia.29. Unusual Tricuspid Stenosis Without Transposition - With Normal or Increased Pulmonary Flow: Tricuspid Stenosis Without Transposition.30. Atrial Septal Defect, Secundum.31. Atrial Septal Defect, Primum.32. Atrial Septal Defect, Proximal Septal: Sinus Venosus Type.33. Atrial Septal Defect, Coronary Sinus Type.34. Atrial Septal Defect, Combined Secundum and Primum, or Common Atrium.35. Ventricular Septal Defect.36. Common Atrioventricular Orifice: Complete Type.37. Common Atrioventricular Orifice: Intermediate Type.38. Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage.39. Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage.40. Patent Ductus Arteriosus.41. Aorticopulmonary Septal Defect.42. Atrial Septal Defect and Ventricular Septal Defect.43. Atrial Septal Defect and Patent Ductus Arteriosus.44. Atrial Septal Defect, Ventricular Septal Defect, and Patent Ductus Arteriosus.45. Ventricular Septal Defect and Patent Ductus Arteriosus.46. Hypoplasia of the Aortic Tract Complex.47. Coarctation of the Aorta: Fetal Coarctation.48. Transitional Coarctation of the Aorta.49. Paraductal (Juxtaductal or Adult) Coarctation of the Aorta.50. Isolated or Pure Pulmonary Stenosis (Normal Aortic Root).VOLUME 2.51. Ventricular Septal Defect with Pulmonary Stenosis.52. Aortic Stenosis.53. Idiopathic Hypertrophy with Fibroelastosis.54. Origin of One or Both Coronary Arteries from the Pulmonary Arterial Tree.55. Ebstein's Anomaly.56. Vascular Rings.57. Abnormal Position of the Heart or its Component Chambers: Mixed Levocardia.58. Positional Variations of the Heart and Their Significance.59. Dextroposition.60. Dextracardia.61. Isolated Levocardia.62. Mesocardia.63. Single Ventricle with Small Outlet Chamber.64. Straddling and Displaced Atrioventricular Orifices and Valves (Tricuspid and Mitral).65. Relationship of Single Ventricle and Small Outlet Chamber to Straddling and Displaced Tricuspid Orifice and Valve.66. The Concept of Single Ventricle Complex as Distinct from that of Tricuspid Atresia Complex.67. Inverted Transpos. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0609608010

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Inhaltsangabe: "When the postwar economic boom fostered such prosperity that easy credit allowed even hourly workers to plunge themselves hopelessly into debt, a brand-new car became an attainable dream for millions in the 1950s. And soon came dream cars to further stimulate their automotive saliva glands. By mid-decade, every American carmaker was parading its glittering glimpses of four-wheeled futurism before a dazzled public -- flights of styling fancy and functional wonderment blaring 'Headed for your driveway soon!' while mumbling, sotto voce, 'Don't hold us to it.' "

So begins Bruce McCall's tongue-in-cheek history of Detroit's dream car era. From the author of the cult classic Zany Afternoons comes perhaps the sharpest, funniest, most original overview of Fifties culture -- and Fifties cars -- yet published. The Last Dream-o-Rama is a surrealistic satire, not just of the dream car phenomenon but of the conformist and materialistic value system that produced it. From the Quizfire 5000 Jackpot to the Nixoneer Squelchchoramic to the Bongo Beatnik Ferlinghetti TurboHipster, McCall's lavish illustrations and the antic text memorably restore the world of America in the Fifties in all its glitzy grandeur.

Klappentext: "Bruce McCall's The Last Dream-o-Rama offers us a very skewed view of the Fifties and the American automobile, and with it, a comic masterpiece. It represents a special kind of evil genius. I only hope he is not found and locked up by the sanity patrol. This book is a must-have for the, uh . . . the other people like him."
-- Steve Martin

"Bruce McCall's The Last Dream-o-Rama is dreamy-o-rama. McCall is the last of the great comic illustrators. Here, truly, is a coffee-table book of
the gods!"
-- Christopher Buckley

"T he Last Dream-o-Rama is excellent in the extreme. Such is the power of America's 'Autocracy' that even today-forty years after the fact-Bruce McCall is forced to publish this book as 'humor.' We who experienced the car shows of the era and survived know better. A word of advice, Bruce: look both ways before crossing the street."
-- P.J. O'Rourke

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