The Long Haul: Trucking in America - Alberto Martinez, Jean-Loup NoryLondon, New York, Sydney & Toronto: Hamlyn, 1980, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Translation of Les camions Americains. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; 2 column text;
From the cover: “American trucks and the men who drive them are the subjects of this eye-opening book. Like explorers discovering a strange land, the author and photographer of The Long Haul give fresh and exciting views of the world of the long-distance trucker. Breathtaking photos of magnificent machines dominate the book: rainbow-painted, chrome-plated 500-horsepower monsters with stereo. CB, luxurious padded interiors, and tufted sleeping bunks. Trucks decorated with stripes, arrows, Indians, and even a spectacular view of Monument Valley. Trucks glamorous enough to tempt a trucker to dive into debt for the next 10 years and mortgage his wife’s smile. We also meet individual truckers, including a husband-and-wife team, and learn why the author likens the long-haul trucker to the cowboy of the Old West. This is a book to interest any truck enthusiast, anyone who deals with trucks, and any motorist who’s ever wondered what it’s like to barrel down the highway in command of a mighty eighteen wheeler. The Long Haul is illustrated with over 130 photographs, including many superb colour studies of trucks and truckers.”