Detroit: Department of Public Relations, General Motors Corporation, 1935. 8vo, 20pp pamphlet in pictorial wrappers; illustrated. A bit of rumpling to upper edge of last leaf; wrappers slightly soiled, with a small chip to rear and the beginning of a split at the top of the spine. Item #206098
An explanation of the internal combustion engine for the general public, issued as a piece of corporate propaganda by GM in the midst of the Great Depression, illustrated throughout with cartoons and drawings of engine parts. Concludes with a sunny quotation from GM's head of research and inventor of leaded gasoline, C.F. Kettering: "The greatest thing that civilization has had thus far is the internal combustion engine. . ."