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wallan



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 08:36    Post subject: Biography of James Allison Reply with quote

From Amazon-

James Allison: A Biography of the Engine Manufacturer and Indianapolis 500 Cofounder

Publisher: McFarland & Company (May 15, 2011)

ISBNs- 0786461659 & 978-0786461653

http://www.amazon.com/James-Allison-Biography-Manufacturer-Indianapolis/dp/0786461659/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1285252376&sr=1-3

List price is 35 US dollars


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the publisher's site here:
http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-6165-3

Description:
Among the engineers fueling the rapid rise of the automotive industry at the dawn of the 20th century was James Allison, a fountain pen maker who joined with Carl G. Fisher in 1904 to found Prest-O-Lite, an early manufacturer of automotive headlights. This biography tracks Allisonís involvement in the Indianapolis 500, which he cofounded with Fisher and two others, as well as his machine shopís construction of the Liberty engine, the first mass-produced aircraft engine, and also the V1710, the workhorse of World War II military aircraft. Through his unique ingenuity and perseverance, Allison created a legacy that still resonates today at the Indianapolis 500, Rolls-Royce, and Allison Transmission.

About the Author:
Sigur E. Whitaker, the great-niece of James Allison's first wife, grew up in Indianapolis listening to family stories about Allison's role in founding the speedway and the Allison Division of General Motors. She now resides in Norfolk, Virginia, where she works in banking.
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