50 Shades of Rust

Barn Finds You Wish You'd Discovered

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760345759

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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This title collects 90 of the all-time best barn-find stories in condensed form. Each story is accompanied by photographs from the scenes of the finds, creating a heavily illustrated book

Barn Find Road Trip

3 Guys, 14 Days and 1000 Lost Collector Cars Discovered

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627887628

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Great collector cars are still out there--just waiting to be found! Sadly, there is very little reality in reality TV. That wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that these shows are the only TV shows for the barn-find collector car aficionado. Barn Find Road Trip is the antidote to all the manufactured collector "reality" shows. It's a real-world, barn-find banzai run in which auto archaeologist Tom Cotter, his car collector pal Brian Barr, and photographer Michael Alan Ross embarked on a 14-day collector-car-seeking adventure with no predetermined destinations. It's barn-find freestyle! Roaming the Southeast, they documented their day-to-day car search in photos and through stories and interviews. This trip is absolutely real and the same kind of junket any gearhead with the skills, knowledge, and time can undertake. Cotter and company hit the road in Cotter's 1939 Ford Woody, the kind of car that opened doors and started the conversations that revealed where interesting cars were squirreled away. The result? The discovery of over 1,000 collector cars and some of the most amazing barn-find stories Cotter has yet unearthed, all accompanied by Ross' evocative photography. If you love stories of automotive adventure, this is the book for you!

The Cobra in the Barn

Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9780760336618

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Here are the true stories of people who found their dream cars in the most unlikely places.

Strange But True Tales of Car Collecting

Drowned Bugattis, Buried Belvederes, Felonious Ferraris and Other Wild Stories of Automotive Misadventure

Author: Keith Martin,Linda Clark

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760344000

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

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Collects true stories about eccentric car collectors, including the tale of an English nobleman who buried his horde of Ferraris in an insurance scam and a woman who loved her car so much she wished to be buried in it.

The Hemi in the Barn

More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

Author: Tom Cotter,Jay Leno

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760342989

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Provides a collection of true, often amazing, stories and essays about car collectors and enthusiasts who have discovered unusual and desirable cars forgotten in all manner of locations, from barns to old-school junkyards to farmer's fields. Reprint. By the best-selling author of The Cobra in the Barn.

Amazing Barn Finds and Roadside Relics

Musty Mustangs, Hidden Hudsons, Forgotten Fords, and Other Lost Automotive Gems

Author: Ryan Brutt

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627886451

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Something that to the rest of the world is nothing but a forgotten automotive hulk slowly degenerating into a pile of iron oxide is to the car enthusiast something so much more. Like those who restore Victorian homes or antique furniture, car guys see not a decrepit piece of junk, but a desirable object that "just needs some attention." And should the vehicle abandoned in a field or lying in a creek bed be too far gone to resurrect, car enthusiasts can simply enjoy it for what it once was (while lamenting that it has come to such a sad end). Finding a lost, restorable car is every auto collector's dream! Amazing Barn Finds and Roadside Relics taps into the thrill of the hunt with hundreds of photos of lost cars - each accompanied by detailed information covering the nature of the find and details about the car. Ride along as author Ryan Brutt, the "automotive archaeologist," travels the United States documenting lost and abandoned automotive gems.

Cuba's Car Culture

Celebrating the Island's Automotive Love Affair

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627888810

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Welcome to Cuba's automotive time capsule, filled with classic cars. The story of how Cuba came to be trapped in automotive time is a fascinating one. For decades, the island country had enjoyed healthy tourism trade and American outpost status, and by the 1950s it had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country - its middle class ensured an interesting variety of vehicles plying the roads. But when Cuba fell to communist rebels in 1959, so ended the inflow of new cars. Since then, trade embargo forced Cuba's car enthusiasts to develop a unique and insular culture, one marked by great creativity, such as: Keeping a car alive with no opportunity to acquire replacement parts Customizing a car with no access to aftermarket parts Drag racing with no drag strip In many ways, Cuba is an automotive time warp, where the newest car is a 1959 Chevy or perhaps one of the Soviet Ladas. Cuba's Car Culture offers an inside look at a unique car culture, populated with cars that have been cut off from the world so long that they've morphed into something else in the spirit of automotive survival. Authors Tom Cotter and Bill Warner (founder of the Amelia Island Concours) take readers of Cuba's Car Culture on a whirlwind tour of all things automotive, beginning with Cuba's pre-Castro car and racing history and bringing us up to today's lost collector cars, street racing, and the challenges of keeping decades-old cars on the road. The book is illustrated throughout with rare historical photos as well as contemporary photos of Cuba's current car scene. For anyone who enjoys classic cars, from old Chevy Bel-Airs to Studebakers to Ford Fairlanes, a cruise around Cuba will make you feel like a kid in a candy store.

The Duesenberg Caper

Author: Roger Corea

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 159079317X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A vacation in Sicily turns deadly when young schoolteachers Andrew and his wife Ada find themselves commissioned to solve one the oldest mysteries in the car world. The whereabouts of the priceless 1935 Duesenberg SJ Emmanuel owned by King Victor Emmanuel of Italy has remained undiscovered for decades. Hot on its trail, Andrew and Ada are drawn into a world of high-stakes intrigue. Following the clues along a path of potential landmines, they become immersed in the dangerous landscape of Sicily’s mafia. In a land of high-rollers where the money flows, Andrew and the feisty Ada must contend with a series of riddles, risky complications, and the most notorious crime boss in Sicily. Classic car enthusiasts rejoice—The Duesenberg Caper is lush with the rarest and costliest cars money can’t buy. Roger Corea delves into a wealth of loving detail only a true aficionado could deliver. Shrouded in enigma, his intoxicating Sicilian countryside is a catalyst for this electrifying thriller to unfold.

The Harley in the Barn

More Great Tales of Motorcycles Archaeology

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760342342

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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""Harley in the Barn is a narrative and photo-driven book detailing over 35 incredible "barn-finds" of rare and vintage motorcycles from around the world"--Provided by publisher"--

Found

The Lives of Interesting Cars and How They Were Discovered. a Novel

Author: Gregory Long

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505388824

Category:

Page: 238

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UPDATE on the UPDATE: August 27th, 2015, TOM COTTER, Author of the wonderful 'The Cobra In the Barn' series just wrote a Foreword for the book! "I have it easy; I drive down country roads, find old cars, meet the owners and write the stories. Actually, the stories almost write themselves; I'm just a catalyst who types words into the computer. In FOUND, though, Greg Long has taken a much tougher path in telling the stories of lost and forgotten cars; they are all products of his fruitful mind. His ability to develop scenarios and characters, while weaving in the histories of interesting and curious cars, is amazing. Short-story after short-story that seemingly have no connection with one another, all come together in the final chapters to form a logical and pleasing conclusion. Long has done his homework, whether it's describing mechanical details of an obscure vintage Citroen to a vintage racer. Guest appearances are also made by some of the most fabled and elusive cars of all time, including Steve McQueen's Bullit Mustang and James Dean's "Little Bastard" Porsche 550 Spyder." UPDATE: July 26th, 2015: International Automotive Media Awards: It was announced last night during the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan that my book FOUND The Lives of Interesting Cars & How They Were Discovered. A Novel. won a Silver Medal in The International Automotive Media Competition--"a program to recognize and encourage excellence in all forms of automotive media. From works published, aired, or broadcast January 1 - December 31, 2014." In a word: Psyched!! Now back to your regularly scheduled short book description... From meeting a young bikini clad Jane Fonda look-alike waiting in the driver's seat of your brand new '65 Shelby Cobra in Malibu, to searching for a long lost '50 Tatra Tatraplan in an overgrown blackberry bush and coming across an even more amazing discovery, FOUND - The Lives of Interesting Cars & How They Were Discovered - brings you stories of other such amazing cars as a '67 Jaguar XK-E, '71 Hemi 'Cuda, '61 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato, '48 Tucker Torpedo, '57 Ferrari Testa Rossa, '53 Corvette, '74 Land Rover Series III, '63 VW Westfalia and dozens more extremely interesting cars. But what do they all have in common? Read FOUND to find out!

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 82

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Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

The Book of Khalid

Author: Ameen Rihani

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732680789

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Reproduction of the original: The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani

Man and His Symbols

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307800555

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents “Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times

You Can't Go Home Again

Author: Thomas Wolfe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451650485

Category: Fiction

Page: 638

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Brad Smith, a “funny, poignant, evocative” (Dennis Lehane) crime novelist, debuts a new series set in upstate New York featuring jack-of-all trades, Virgil Cain, who must clear his name of two murders while on the run from the law in this spirited country noir. Mickey Dupree is one of the most successful criminal attorneys in upstate New York, having never lost a capital murder case. That is the upside of being Mickey. The downside: Mickey has a lot of enemies and one of them drives the shaft of a golf club through his heart, leaving him dead in a sand trap at his exclusive country club. The cops, led by a dim-witted detective named Joe Brady, focus their attentions on Virgil Cain. Just two weeks earlier Virgil told a crowded bar that “somebody ought to blow Mickey’s head off,” after the slippery lawyer earned an acquittal for Alan Comstock, the man accused of murdering Virgil’s wife. Comstock, a legendary record producer, gun nut, and certifiable lunatic, has returned to his estate, where he lives with his wife, the long suffering Jane. It appears to Virgil that the fix is in when Brady immediately throws him into jail with no questions asked. In order to set things right, Virgil escapes from jail, determined to find Mickey’s killer himself. Aside from a smart and sexy detective named Claire Marchand, everybody is convinced that Virgil is the culprit. When Alan Comstock is discovered with six slugs in his body the day after Virgil’s escape, his guilt is almost assured. Now it is up to Virgil to convince everyone of his innocence—by finding the killer before he winds up as the next victim.

Motor City Barn Finds

Detroit's Lost Collector Cars

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760352445

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Ride along on the search for forgotten automotive gems in the Motor City. Detroit has been America's Motor City for decades. It's home to Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler, as well as numerous auto industry companies and specialty and speed shops. At the same time, it's the poster child for urban blight and dysfunction. It's truly a city of contrasts, which presented challenges and opportunities in equal measure to barn finder Tom Cotter. In Motor City Barn Finds, Cotter plies his trade in a locale rich with automotive history. Detroit's lost cars are abandoned in empty lots, resident in decrepit buildings, squirreled away in garages, and stashed in historic wrecking yards. Behind the wheel of his classic 1939 Ford Woodie, Cotter trolls the back streets and neighborhoods of this historic city looking for lost automotive gems accompanied by photographer Michael Alan Ross. As America's Motor City, Detroit is an emotional and historical mecca for car enthusiasts, capable of drawing hundreds of thousands of car people for events like Woodward Dream Cruise and attracting design-forward companies like Shinola. At the same time, it's intimidating to navigate, with numerous dodgy neighborhoods and risky abandoned factory sites. Add it all together and you have fascinating and intriguing opportunities to dig for barn-find gold.

The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0670016918

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression.

Muscle Car Barn Finds

Rusty Road Runners, Abandoned AMXs, Crusty Camaros and More!

Author: Ryan Brutt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076035359X

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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It’s no secret among car collectors and enthusiast that the pursuit of “lost” cars is what drives many gearheads. Finding an abandoned, restorable car is one of the most common dreams among collectors and a touchstone for the hobby. Top shows like the Pebble Beach Concours and Chicago’s Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals have added special classes devoted to original and barn find vehicles. Author and photographer Ryan Brutt is the “automotive archaeologist”, author of the CarsInBarns blog, and a monthly columnist for Hot Rod magazine. Brutt has selected his best muscle car images for Muscle Car Barn Finds. No searching the back roads required--just kick up your feet and begin your barn-finding adventure by turning the page. These old warriors aren’t dead, just resting. A drive in the country or through a small-town back street will reveal them lurking under tarps, hidden behind garage doors, stashed behind fences from prying eyes.

Walking

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596058811

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 60

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The philosophies of HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862)-hero to environmentalists and ecologists, profound thinker on humanity's happiness-have greatly influenced the American character, and his writings on human nature, materialism, and the natural world continue to be of profound import today. In this essay, first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and vital to any appreciation of the great man's work, Thoreau explores: . the joys and necessities of long afternoon walks . how spending time in untrammeled fields and woods soothes the spirit . how Nature guides us on our walks . the lure of the wild for writers and artists . why "all good things are wild and free" . and more. ALSO FROM COSIMO: Thoreau's Walden and Civil Disobedience

Shadow & Claw

The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun'

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Orb Books

ISBN: 1429966270

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene Wolfe's most remarkable work, hailed as "a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis" by Publishers Weekly, and "one of the most ambitious works of speculative fiction in the twentieth century" by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Shadow & Claw brings together the first two books of the tetralogy in one volume: The Shadow of the Torturer is the tale of young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession -- showing mercy toward his victim. Ursula K. Le Guin said, "Magic stuff . . . a masterpiece . . . the best science fiction I've read in years!" The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny. "Arguably the finest piece of literature American science fiction has yet produced [is] the four-volume Book of the New Sun."--Chicago Sun-Times "The Book of the New Sun establishes his preeminence, pure and simple. . . . The Book of the New Sun contains elements of Spenserian allegory, Swiftian satire, Dickensian social consciousness and Wagnerian mythology. Wolfe creates a truly alien social order that the reader comes to experience from within . . . once into it, there is no stopping."--The New York Times Book Review At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.