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Jeep off-road vehicles and pick-ups: books - history (1/2)

A book on Jeep off-road vehicles and pick-ups? Here are books on the history and technology of Jeep 4x4 off-road vehicles (1/2).

Jeep : Eight Decades from Willys to Wrangler

Few American vehicles, or vehicles made anywhere else in the world for that matter, are as universally iconic as the Jeep. From olive drab WWII military relics to the beloved Wrangler with its rear-mounted spare tire, open-air design, and telltale roll cage, the Jeep is a true classic.

In this book automotive writer Patrick R. Foster chronicles Jeep vehicle design and production from the beginning of World War II to present. Beginning with the Jeep as a crucial component of the American war fleet, Foster expertly recounts the corporate shifts, financial struggles and successes, close calls, and, above all, the enduring machines that have carried Jeep from the early 1940s to its triumphant role as a modern-day embodiment of American perseverance.

More than 200 color and black-and-white historical photos and period advertisements complement his expertly written narrative of Jeep's entire history, now updated to include five years of new model editions and prototypes, its return to the pickup market, and recent stunning marketplace successes.
The resulting book reminds us that sometimes the road less traveled was just waiting for the right truck.

Author:Patrick R. Foster
Specs:192 pages, 24.5 x 21 x 1.5 cm / 9.7 x 8.25 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:200+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2020)
Book: Jeep : Eight Decades from Willys to Wrangler

Jeep : Eight Decades from Willys to Wrangler

Language: English

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Off Road Jeeps - Civilian & Military (1944-1971)

Brooklands Portfolio book about the military and civil Jeep's from the period 1944-1971. Describes the models:
- Jeep CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-5, M38, CJ-3B
- Jeep M606, 381 A, 28, 29, M606 A2, M606 A3, M170
- American Motors M422 Mighty-Mite
- Ford M151 Mutt.

The 41 articles, taken from contemporary British and American magazines, provide much information about history, variants, use and technology.

Specs:100 pages, 27 x 20 x 1 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:400 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1992)
Book: Off Road Jeeps - Civilian & Military (1944-1971)

Off Road Jeeps - Civilian & Military (1944-1971)

Language: English

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The Jeep: History of a World War II Legend

A detailed, highly illustrated look at the legendary World War II era Jeep. Detailed text discusses Jeep planning, development and production, then moves into its World War II variants, specialized equipment, accessories and use by other Allied forces. Nearly 200 high-quality color and war-era photos show the Jeep in its many functions. Up-close, detailed images show the differences between variant types.

This book is a concise reference for the Jeep enthusiast, historian and restorer.

English-language edition of the French book "La Jeep : L'histoire d'une légende".

Author:David Dalet, Christophe Le Bitoux
Specs:80 pages, 30.5 x 23 x 1.5 cm / 12 x 9.1 x 0.59 in, hardback
Illustrations:196 colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2013)
Book: The Jeep: History of a World War II Legend

The Jeep: History of a World War II Legend

Language: English

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Jeep 1941-2000 - Photo Archive

This grand collection of archive photographs illustrates the complete evolution of Jeep, including the early Jeeps (CJ2, 3, 7 and 8, and Wrangler), Jeepster, Jeep Station Wagon/Sedan Delivery, Jeepster Commando, Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer, Cherokee, and the popular Grand Cherokee.

Also features Jeep trucks - the FC, Gladiator, J10 and J15. Contains extensive production figures and specs.

Author:Peter C. Sessler
Specs:128 pages, 21.5 x 26 x 1.3 cm / 8.5 x 10.25 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:119 b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2000)
Book: Jeep 1941-2000 - Photo Archive

Jeep 1941-2000

Language: English

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Jeep Prototypes & Concept Vehicles - Photo Archive

You're invited behind the scenes to witness the abundant variety of Jeep prototypes and concept vehicles. Jeep has undergone many ownership changes during its lifetime. Yet the extraordinary effort to produce new Jeep designs has remained constant.
Most of these designs did not endure beyond the design study or drawing stage, as many of the companies who have owned Jeep (up until 1987) lacked the resources to produce actual concept cars and prototypes. More recently, Jeep concept vehicles from Chrysler Corporation have been nothing short of amazing.

Now you can observe these rare vehicles up close through the exquisite photographs and illustrations in this book. See designers' sketches, cutaway drawings, clay models, concept vehicles, early Brooks Stevens designs and more. If you're a Jeep enthusiast, you'll love this exceptional book.

Author:Peter C. Sessler
Specs:128 pages, 21.5 x 26 x 0.8 cm / 8.5 x 10.25 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:125 b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2000)
Book: Jeep Prototypes & Concept Vehicles - Photo Archive

Jeep Prototypes & Concept Vehicles

Language: English

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Related titles:

Jeep - Sur les traces de la legende

Jeep - Sur les traces de la légende

D. Dalet, C. Le Bitoux

French | hardback | 288 p. | 2003

Jeep - Das Original kennt keine Grenzen

Jeep - Das Original kennt keine Grenzen

Joachim Hack

German | hardback | 256 p. | 2021

Jeep

Jeep

Valentino Ghi

Italian | paperback | 144 p. | 2018

Jeep - Histoire d'une legende americaine

Jeep - Histoire d'une légende américaine

Patrick R. Foster

French | hardback | 192 p. | 2015

Jeep - L'aventure c'est l'aventure

Jeep - L'aventure c'est l'aventure

Thibaut Amant

French | hardback | 128 p. | 2006

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