Kelly Knapp's Reviews > Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle

Thinking Small by Andrea Hiott
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Dec 20, 2011

really liked it
Recommended to Kelly by: Goodreads First Reads giveaways
Recommended for: car enthusiests, history buff, just about anyone.

This was a great read. I have never bothered to think about what steps go into creating any product, but even less so with something as large as a car. I learned a little about Ford in school, and read a few articles when Oldsmobile bit the dust, but never have I followed a car through its conception to its spot in history.

The irony of the vehicle being a concept of the Nazi regime to the fact that a Jewish Adman would begin its meteoric rise caught me totally by surprise. Yet I new that the name translated to Peoples Wagon.

I don't believe that any vehicle will ever match the life story of the Beetle. Even the love and devotion to the 57 chevy will never hold a candle to that of the beloved beetle.
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