The Story of Jeep

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Krause Publications, Aug 18, 2004 - Transportation - 288 pages
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The Story of a Legend

&break;&break;Pat Foster's award-winning The Story of Jeep is back - bigger, more colorful, and more complete than ever. With updates on models from 2000 through 2005, Foster's new tribute to "the world's greatest fighting machine" is an essential part of any Jeep lover's library.

&break;&break;In this history-packed, full-color second edition, the country's preeminent Jeep writer and historian details Jeep's roller-coaster history, from the early war-time prototypes, to the Kaiser and AMC eras, to the big buyout by Chrysler.

&break;&break;With the help of more than 400 photos, Foster expertly tells the tale of how Jeep has evolved from a military workhorse, to 4x4 pioneer, to popular family hauler, all the while retaining its place as a great American icon.

  

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Jeeps Around the World
7
19401945 How the Legend was Bon
34
19461952 Jeep Becomes a Civilian
66
19531969 The Kaiser Jeep Era
92
19701979 Creating A New Jeep Company
134
19801987 A Struggle to Survive
176
19881992 Chrysler Takes the Wheel
208
19931999 Climbing to a New Height
221
20002004 The DaimlerChrysl Era
240
Jeep Dreams Concepts Prototypes and Other Jeeps of the Future
258
Collectible Jeeps
278
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One of America's best-known automotive writers, Patrick Foster has spent 25 years studying the automotive industry. The leading authority on AMC and its predecessors, Pat has written several books on that subject along with many others including Jeep, Studebaker, Hudson, Kaiser-Frazer, and Metropolitan. His popular columns appear in "Hemmings Classic Car", and "Old Cars Weekly", and he has won awards for his books and articles from the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) and SAH (Society of Automotive Historians). Official Website: www.oldemilfordpress.com

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