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James Allison: A Biography of the Engine Manufacturer and Indianapolis 500 Cofounder

Sigur E. Whitaker

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ISBN 10: 0786461659 / ISBN 13: 9780786461653
Verlag: McFarland, 2011
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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Among the engineers fueling the rapid rise of the automotive industry at the dawn of the 20th century was James Allison, a fountain pen maker who joined with Carl G. Fisher in 1904 to found Prest-O-Lite, an early manufacturer of the power source for automotive headlights. This biography tracks Allison's involvement in the Indianapolis 500, which he cofounded with Fisher and two others, as well as his machine shop's construction of the Liberty engine, the first mass-produced aircraft engine, and also the V1710, the workhorse of World War II military aircraft. Through his unique ingenuity and perseverance, Allison created a legacy that still resonates today at the Indianapolis 500, Rolls-Royce, and Allison Transmission. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0786461659

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Among the engineers fueling the rapid rise of the automotive industry at the dawn of the 20th century was James Allison, a fountain pen maker who joined with Carl G. Fisher in 1904 to found Prest-O-Lite, an early manufacturer of the power source for automotive headlights. This biography tracks Allison's involvement in the Indianapolis 500, which he cofounded with Fisher and two others, as well as his machine shop's construction of the Liberty engine, the first mass-produced aircraft engine, and also the V1710, the workhorse of World War II military aircraft. Through his unique ingenuity and perseverance, Allison created a legacy that still resonates today at the Indianapolis 500, Rolls-Royce, and Allison Transmission.

Über den Autor: Sigur E. Whitaker, the great-niece of James Allison's first wife, grew up in Indianapolis listening to family stories about Allison's role in founding the speedway and the Allison Division of General Motors. She now resides in Norfolk, Virginia, where she works in banking.

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Titel: James Allison: A Biography of the Engine ...

Verlag: McFarland

Erscheinungsdatum: 2011

Einband: Soft cover

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