The pickup truck has had a wide variety of commercial uses since it started being mass produced in the early 20th century, initially as a construction and agricultural workhorse, but also serving as our nation's earliest tow trucks, fire engines, and sweet chariots for the Good Humor man. Since being introduced in 1948, the Ford F-series models have become the best-selling vehicles in the United States for the past 23 years and the best-selling truck for more than 30. Ford F-Series: America's Pickup Truck (Universe Publishing; ISBN: 978-0-7893-9972-4; $50.00; October 2008) is the only official Ford book celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Ford F-Series.
Generously illustrated with many never-before-published historic photographs and gallery illustrations culled from deep within the archives of the Ford Motor Company, this book documents the origin and evolution of the F-series both in terms of its design and engineering as well as its impact on people and popular culture. Ford F-Series: America's Pickup Truck allows the history of America's beloved pickup to be cherished and enjoyed at home in a stylish and handsome publication.