Small Wonder: The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen.
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"A book for VW bug fans" according to Fernando Favela Vara. Small wonder: The amazing story of the Volkswagen is a must for VW enthusiasts. It starts with the detailed recount of the genesis of the idea of a "peoples car" on both sides, the creator: Ferdinand Porsche and the force behind the construction: Adolf Hitler, and takes you up to what the VW company is today (depends on the edition you get how far into the history you get).It is based on a great number of interviews of people wh. The only story of the history of VOLKSWAGEN A Customer This book starts with the early beginings of Ferdinand Porsch and relates the entire story of his career as an auto maker , then as the father of the VW beetle. This is the most complete accounting on the involvement of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi party through the war years, and the saving of the factory by the British Army and Major Ivan Hirst. This book also tells the story of Heinz Nordhoff,President of VW from 1946 till his . "No doubt, it's a great read" according to Josh M. Rubinstein. I am 1/2 way through this book and it's a wonderful gem of history. Crazy that one Ally bomb in WWII turned out to be a dud probably saved the peoples car! I picked this up after the best VW mechanics in the NW, Porbug, tipped me off to the local Kombie VW Car Show. I just had to learn more about this small wonder.
How a colorful, controversial supersalesman from Germany charmed, bullied and argued a small group of Americans into becoming millionaires by selling VW's (the VW way) when no Americans seemed to want them. This is the story of the birth, the development, the growth, the problems, the fantastic success, the jokes, the cult, the appeal - the whole story of the Volkswagen, told in a readable and entertaining manner.. The author recounts the fascinating history of the "beetle." How the German auto manufacturers under Hitler tried to test the VW to death