Thus Spake David E.: The Collected Wit and Wisdom of the Most Influential Automotive Journalist of Our Time (Car and Driver Automobile Magazine) e-book
by David E. Davis
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Thus Spake David E. The late David E. Davis Jr. was one of my childhood heroes; he is still something of a role model for me, both for his writing and his approach to life generally. I used to see him occasionally during the late 1980s & early 1990s, as he walked into or out of the 'Automobile' magazine office on East Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor. That sucks, but at least ‘Automobile’, unlike most of the music magazines, is still being published; the bookmark I used while reading this book was one of the current subscription cards, and I’ve been thinking about subscribing once again.
His collected writings were published in 1999 "Thus Spake David . The Collected Wit and Wisdom of the Most Influential Automotive Journalist of Our Time". Davis said his success in automotive journalism came from "his ability to marry southern storytelling to big-city presentation. The Truth About Cars said "automotive journalism in the post-Vietnam-War era was entirely and singlehandedly defined by David E. Davis, J. Time magazine called Davis the "dean of automotive journalists. I suddenly understood with great clarity that nothing in life - except death itself - was ever going to kill me. No meeting could ever go that badly.
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Posts about David E. Davis. Automotive writer Todd Lassa called him "a raconteur, an impresario, a bon vivant in a tweed, three-piece suit. The Collected Wit and Wisdom of the Most Influential Automotive Journalist of Our Time"
He was 80. The cause was complications of surgery for bladder cancer, his wife, Jeanne, said.
by David E. Davis, Jr. Cogito, ergo zoom . This anthology is by the late and rather wonderful David E. Davis J. the doyen of US car journalism. It contains over a hundred articles Davis wrote for Car and Driver and The Automobile magazines between 1962 and 1999. Davis was a formidably able journalist whose enthusiasm for fast cars, fast women, and good wine lights up this collection, and it is complemented by his trenchant opinions on just about every other subject which creeps into his prose.
Book Details Author : David E. Davis Pages : 379 Binding : Hardcover Brand : Brand: Momentum Books Ltd, Troy, Michigan ISBN : 187909455X
Book Details Author : David E. Davis Pages : 379 Binding : Hardcover Brand : Brand: Momentum Books Ltd, Troy, Michigan ISBN : 187909455X. : Collected Wit and Wisdom of the Most Influential Automotive Journalist of Our Time. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago. One of the things I opened Christmas morning is one of the best gifts I could have gotten in a long time. Thus Spake David E reminded me of why i thought so highly of Davis as an automotive writer and why, when he steps down from writing altogether, the world will be a darker place. Imagine him sitting down with you and relating each adventure in his automotive life personally and you get an idea of why so many car-oriented people like him. as much as they do.