The Resource Auto biography: : a classic car, an outlaw motorhead, and 57 years of the American dream, Earl Swift, (electronic resource)

Auto biography: : a classic car, an outlaw motorhead, and 57 years of the American dream, Earl Swift, (electronic resource)

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Auto biography: : a classic car, an outlaw motorhead, and 57 years of the American dream
Title
Auto biography:
Title remainder
a classic car, an outlaw motorhead, and 57 years of the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Earl Swift
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
An unforgettable ode to American car culture, award-winning author Earl Swift's wise, funny, and captivating narrative follows an outlaw-genius motorhead as he attempts to restore an iconic 1957 Chevy from rusted-out wreck to gleaming, chromed work of American art-before the FBI closes in A classic '57 Chevy, in wretched shape: Its surviving paint is sun-bleached, salt-pocked, and cracked like a dry lakebed. Its engine hasn't turned over in years. Slumped among hundreds of other rusting hulks on a windswept patch of eastern North Carolina, the Chevy evokes none of the Jet Age optimism that made it the most beloved and instantly recognizable car to ever roll off an assembly line. But for its unlikely rescuer-a felon arrested seventy-odd times, and a man who's been written off as a ruin himself-the Chevy isn't junk, it's a fossil of the twentieth-century American experience, of a people devoted to and forever changed by the automobile. For Tommy Arney, it's a piece of history, especially so because its decrepit skin conceals a rare asset: a complete provenance, stretching back more than fifty years through twelve previous owners. So, hassled by banks and the FBI, the Chevy's thirteenth owner embarks on a mission to save the car and preserve the long record of human experience it carries with it-before his own volatile demons doom him and the car. Earl Swift's masterful narrative charts the shifting dreams and fortunes of the people who've gripped this endangered icon's steering wheel, and in the process captures America's strange and abiding relationship with the automobile as no book has before
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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1958-
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Swift, Earl
Dewey number
629.28/722
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not applicable
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other
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Read by Greg Itzin
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  • Itzin, Gregory
  • hoopla digital
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  • Chevrolet automobile
  • Chevrolet automobile
  • Arney, Tommy
Target audience
adult
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Label
Auto biography: : a classic car, an outlaw motorhead, and 57 years of the American dream, Earl Swift, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11589025
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unknown
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digital storage
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MWT11589025
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Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 04 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11589025
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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Label
Auto biography: : a classic car, an outlaw motorhead, and 57 years of the American dream, Earl Swift, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11589025
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11589025
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 04 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11589025
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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