Richard M. Langworth

Richard M. Langworth CBE (born 1941- ) is a Moultonborough, New Hampshire- and Eleuthera, Bahamas-based author of books and magazine articles, specializing in automotive history and Winston S. Churchill. He was editor of The Packard Cormorant from 1975 through 2001, and is a Trustee of the Packard Motorcar Foundation (Detroit, MI). His works have won awards from the Antique Automobile Club of America, Society of Automotive Historians, Old Cars Weekly, Packard Club and Graphic Arts Association of New Hampshire.

Langworth is also author or editor of A Connoisseur's Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill and Winston Churchill by Himself. Langworth served as the President of The Churchill Centre in Washington, DC (1988-99) and has been Chairman of the Centre's Board of Trustees since 2000. He has been editor of the Churchill journal Finest Hour from 1982 to date. In 1998 he was created a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by HM The Queen for his services to Anglo-American understanding.


The following titles are listed by the Gale Literary Database and represent a partial listing (not counting magazine and journal contributions) of Langworth's major works to date:

  • (Editor) The World of Cars, Dutton, 1971.
  • (Co-author with Beverly Rae Kimes) Oldsmobile: The First 75 Years, Automobile Quarterly, 1972.
  • Fifty Years of Triumph, Automobile Quarterly, 1973.
  • Kaiser-Frazer: Last Onslaught on Detroit, Dutton, 1975.
  • Chrysler & Imperial: The Postwar Years, Motorbooks, 1976.
  • Hudson: The Postwar Years, Motorbooks, 1977.
  • Studebaker: The Postwar Years, Motorbooks, 1978.
  • (Co-author with Graham Robson) Triumph Cars, a History, Motor Racing Publishers, 1978, rep. 1998.
  • (Publisher) Pat Chappell, The Hot One: Chevrolet 1955-57, Dragonwyck Publishing (NH), 1978.
  • The Thunderbird Story: Personal Luxury, Motorbooks International (Osceola, WI), 1980.
  • Tiger, Alpine, Rapier: Sporting Cars From the Rootes Group, Osprey (London, England), 1982.
  • Porsche, a Tradition of Greatness (Consumer Guide/Beekman (New York), 1983.
  • The Studebaker Century: A National Heritage, (With Asa E. Hall), Dragonwyck Publishing (NH), 1983.
  • Chevrolet 1911-1985, (With Jan P. Norbye), Consumer Guide/Beekman (New York), 1984.
  • Encyclopedia of American Cars, 1930-1980, Consumer Guide/Beekman (New York), 1984.
  • Mercedes-Benz: The First Hundred Years, Consumer Guide/Beekman (New York), 1984.
  • The Mustangs, 1964-1973: A Collector's Guide, Motor Racing Publications (London, England), 1984.
  • History of Chrysler Corporation, 1924-1985, (With Jan Norbye) Beekman (New York), 1985.
  • History of General Motors 1908-1986, (With Jan Norbye) Publications Intl. (Skokie, IL), 1986.
  • Illustrated Cadillac Buyer's Guide, Motorbooks International (Osceola, WI), 1986.
  • The Complete Book of Corvette, Consumer Guide/Beekman (New York), 1987.
  • Illustrated Oldsmobile Buyer's Guide, Motorbooks International (Osceola, WI), 1987.
  • Complete Book of Collectible Cars, (With Graham Robson) Publications Intl. (Skokie, IL), 1987.
  • The Great American Convertible, Consumer Guide/Beekman (New York), 1988.
  • Illustrated Buick Buyer's Guide, Motorbooks International (Osceola, WI), 1988.
  • Great American Automobiles of the 50s, Consumer Guide/Beekman (New York), 1989.
  • Illustrated Packard Buyer's Guide, Motorbooks International (Osceola, WI), 1991.
  • (Publisher) Winston S. Churchill, India, First American Edition, Dragonwyck Publishing (NH), 1991.
  • Illustrated Studebaker Buyer's Guide, Motorbooks International (Osceola, WI), 1991.
  • Chrysler & Imperial: The Classic Postwar Years, Motorbooks International (Osceola, WI), 1993.
  • Hudson, 1946-1957, Motorbooks International (Osceola, WI), 1993.
  • Studebaker, 1946-1966, Motorbooks International (Osceola, WI), 1993.
  • Complete Book of Collectible Cars: Revised & Extended, Publications Intl. (Lincolnwood, IL), 1994.
  • Illustrated Dodge Buyer's Guide, Motorbooks International (Osceola, WI), 1995.
  • Great Cars of the 20th Century,(With Arch Brown, Publications Intl. (Lincolnwood, IL), 1998.
  • Connoisseur's Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill, Brasseys (London, England), 1998, 2001.
  • (Editor) Winston Churchill by Himself, Ebury Press (London, England), Public Affairs (New York) September 2008


  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index 1980- 2006. Thomson Gale & Associates.

Farmington Hills, Michigan.

  • Gale Literary Databases, Thomas Gale & Associates, Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • The author.

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