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The people's car : a global history of the Volkswagen Beetle

Summary: "The People's Car is a transnational cultural history tracing the Beetle from its origins in Nazi Germany to its role in the postwar West German "economic miracle" to its popularity in midcentury Europe and the U.S., second career in Mexico and Latin America, and revival in the late 1990s"--Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780674050914 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0674050916 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: print
    406 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: some shapes are hard to improve on -- Before the "people's car" -- A symbol of the national socialist people's community? -- "We should make no demands" -- Icon of the early federal republic -- An export hit -- "The Beetle is dead -- long live the Beetle" -- "I have a vochito in my heart" -- Of Beetles old and new -- Epilogue: the Volkswagen Beetle as a global icon.
Subject: Volkswagen Beetle automobile History

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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