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The Best of the Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader by Institute Bathroom Readers'

The Best of the Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader by Institute Bathroom Readers'

Author:Institute, Bathroom Readers' [Institute, Bathroom Readers']
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: General Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9781592239122
Google: kr-zLQAACAAJ
Publisher: Portable Press
Published: 1995-10-01T07:12:02+00:00


In 1994, personal computers outsold TVs in the U.S.

CAR NAMES

They’re a part of your life; you know them as well as you know your own name. But do you know where they come from?

SOME REAL PEOPLE

Chevrolet. Louis Chevrolet, a race-car driver and designer who co-founded the company that later merged with GM.

Oldsmobile. Ransom Eli Olds, an auto pioneer who started the Olds Motor Vehicle company in 1897.

Rolls-Royce. Sir Henry Royce founded the company in 1903; Charles Rolls promoted the car.

Mercedes-Benz. Carl Benz is believed by many to have invented the automobile in 1879. Mercedes Jellinek was a young girl; her father was a German diplomat and an investor in Benz’s company.

Buick. David Dunbar Buick, a Scotsman, sold his failing Buick Motor Car Company to William Durant in 1908. Durant used it as the cornerstone of the General Motors empire. Buick died broke; he was “so poor he could afford neither a telephone nor a Buick.”



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