“My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990” is a massive 1,376-page encyclopedia containing 12,500 illustrations and photos of vehicles produced by more than 250 automakers. Author and historian Tad Burness, assisted by automotive journalist Matt Stone, provide plenty of background info and overview commentary for each of the seven decades covered in the book. You can purchase the 5.4-pound tome in hardcover for $29, or order the electronic Kindle electronic version for $17 from www.amazon.com.

A heavyweight of history