Auto Biography

A brilliant blend of Shop Class as Soulcraft and The Orchid Thief, Earl Swift’s wise, funny, and captivating Auto Biography follows an outlaw-genius auto mechanic as he...

Fast N' Loud

The breakout star of Discovery’s hit automotive restoration show Fast N’ Loud takes readers on an entertaining ride through his wild life and behind the scenes of his...

Cockpit Confidential Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections

For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the Web's popular Ask the Pilot...

Car Wars The Rise, the Fall, and the Resurgence of the Electric Car

The resurgence of the electric car in modern life is a tale of adventurers, men and women who bucked the complete dominance of the fossil fueled car to seek something cleaner,...

Ship Ablaze The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum

There were few experienced swimmers among over 1,300 Lower East Side residents who boarded the General Slocum on June 15, 1904. It shouldn't have mattered since the steamship was...

Waterfront Manhattan From Henry Hudson to the High Line

For hundreds of years, the shorefront of Manhattan Island served as the country's center of trade, shipping, and commerce. With its maritime links across the oceans, along the...

Silver State Dreadnought The Remarkable Story of Battleship Nevada

USS Nevada (BB-36) was America's first modern battleship. When her keel was laid in 1912, kings and emperors still ruled much of the world. When she finally slipped beneath the...

Civil War Yacht Chronicles of the Yacht America

From the race of the 100 Guinea Cup – 1851, to a personal yacht, to an espionage boat for the Confederacy, to a blockader for the Union Navy, the trodden decks of this black...

Slow Trains to Venice A Love Letter to Europe

Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Tom Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks. From France (dogged by rail worker strikes), through Belgium, the Netherlands,...

Rival Rails The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad

The driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, which marked the completion of the country's first transcontinental railroad, was only the beginning of the race for railroad...

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