Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America
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Tantor Media, Inc., 2013.
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Jason Fagone., Jason Fagone|AUTHOR., & Adam Verner|READER. (2013). Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America . Tantor Media, Inc..

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Jason Fagone, Jason Fagone|AUTHOR and Adam Verner|READER. 2013. Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America. Tantor Media, Inc.

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Jason Fagone, Jason Fagone|AUTHOR and Adam Verner|READER. Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America Tantor Media, Inc, 2013.

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Jason Fagone, Jason Fagone|AUTHOR, and Adam Verner|READER. Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America Tantor Media, Inc., 2013.

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