Big Rigs: The Complete History of the American Semi Truck (Town Square Book)

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Big Rigs is a fabulous photographic tribute to these venerable workhorses of the road--American semi trucks and trailers--from the past 100 years. "Big Rigs" provides a general introduction to the history of big rigs, with chapters devoted to all of the major makes of Class 8 diesel trucks: Mack, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, International, Western Star, GMC, White, and more. You’ll find a short history of the maker, plus fabulous photos accompanied by extended captions describing model histories and backgrounds. In addition, period ads and brochures make this a complete and unique look at the history of American big rigs. Each chapter provides a short history of the maker and is packed with fabulous photos showing them in all their glory. These images are accompanied by captions that describe model histories and the backgrounds of these working trucks that ride our highways.

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Big Rigs is a superb photographic tribute to the venerable workhorse of the highway in America over the last one hundred years, the semi truck and trailer. The type of articulated trucks which have evolved in North America are different in many ways from those used elsewhere in the world. These are big trucks, reflecting the distances they often have to travel across a vast continent. The book begins with a general introduction to the development of the American semi truck. The other chapters in the book are devoted to the major manufacturers of these trucks. These include names which have almost become cultural icons such as Kenworth, Mack, Freightliner, International, White and Peterbilt. This is a large format highly illustrated book which in addition to its many colour and black and white photos contains a number of highly nostalgic period artworks.

Big Rigs is a highly illustrated large format hardcover book which is very good value for money; The many photographs and colour images will appeal to all of those who are interested in trucks and trucking; For those not familiar with the trucks of North America the book provides a very good introduction; Review coverage will be sought in a number magazines which deal with trucks and trucking.

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