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The people's car : a global history of the Volkswagen Beetle / Bernhard Rieger.


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

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

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Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 629.2222/Rieger (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 629.2222/RIEGER (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 629.209 VOLKSWAGEN Rieger (Text to phone) Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
Subject: Volkswagen Beetle automobile > History.

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Alternate Title: Global history of the Volkswagen Beetle

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