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Dennis Adler

Author of Guns of the Civil War

51 Works 478 Members 3 Reviews 1 Favorited

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Works by Dennis Adler

Guns of the Civil War (2011) 45 copies
Guns of the American West (2009) 34 copies
Winchester Shotguns (2008) 20 copies
Duesenberg (2004) 20 copies
Packard (1998) 18 copies
Porsche 911 road cars (1998) 17 copies
Ferrari Road Cars (Enthusiast Color) (1997) 13 copies, 1 review
Ferrari 70 Years (2016) 11 copies
Convertibles (First Gear) (2011) 9 copies
Porsche (2016) 6 copies
Colt: 175 Years (2012) 6 copies
50 Cars to Drive (2008) 6 copies
Mercedes-Benz 300Sl (1994) 5 copies
Chrysler (2000) 5 copies
Merecedes-Benz 300Sl (2001) 3 copies

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Ferrari: 75 Years, by Dennis Adler, is a celebration of Ferrari's long history of road and race success. The photographs, as expected, are phenomenal and the text is a wonderful blend of history and automotive specifications.

Whether you own, or have owned, a Ferrari or simply have admired them, this book will fill in the narrative(s) around the manufacturer. As a history of the brand Adler offers an easy to read and quite interesting account of the people and places that helped shape both the vehicles and the Ferrari name. If you happen to be as interested in the specs for the models, most of them are mentioned and, I think, will satisfy that segment of the readership. Yet it wasn't so much that it made my eyes glaze over.

If you love Ferraris or just love beautiful coffee table books, this will be a great addition to your library. If you also like to read your coffee table books (trust me, I know plenty of people who read only captions and skim the rest) this will be an enjoyable read.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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pomo58 | Feb 25, 2022 |
This book is a pretty good introduction to MB, but I was shocked (and disappointed) by the fact that they neatly skipped right over WWII, only addressed commercial vehicles, and ignored the fact that Benz made engines for land, sea, and air travel. Try again, Adler.
 
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JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
To call this book "The Complete History" is a bit of a stretch, as it's a little too hagiographic for that. I was enjoying it well enough though, at least until I got to the portion dealing with Mercedes-Benz and the Second World War. While I'm not expecting Adler to be a muckracker, simply too much bad-faith behavior is glossed over (or blamed on a few bad Germans) and I pretty much set the book aside. So do yourself a favor if you prefer not to dwell on the late-unpleasantness of the 1940s, and skip said chapter. Otherwise hunt down Neil Gregor's "Daimler-Benz in the Third Reich," where you will learn a great deal about the nature of the German production system and the degree of complicity of German automotive upper management with Nazi politics.… (more)
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Shrike58 | Oct 23, 2006 |

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