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The Resource Crash course : the American automobile industry's road from glory to disaster, Paul Ingrassia

Crash course : the American automobile industry's road from glory to disaster, Paul Ingrassia

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Crash course : the American automobile industry's road from glory to disaster
Title
Crash course
Title remainder
the American automobile industry's road from glory to disaster
Statement of responsibility
Paul Ingrassia
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Crash course
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the American automobile industrys road from glory to disaster
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the saga of the American automobile industry's rise and demise, a story of hubris, denial, missed opportunities, and self-inflicted wounds that culminates with the president of the United States ushering two of Detroit's Big Three car companies--once proud symbols of prosperity--through bankruptcy. Pulitzer winner Paul Ingrassia answers the big questions: Was Detroit's self-destruction inevitable? What were the key turning points? Why did Japanese automakers manage American workers better than the American companies themselves did? He also describes dysfunctional corporate cultures and Detroit's perverse system of "inverse layoffs." Along the way we meet Detroit's frustrated reformers and witness the wrenching decisions that Ford executives had to make to avoid GM's fate. Informed by Ingrassia's 25 years of covering the auto industry for The Wall Street Journal, and showing an appreciation for Detroit's profound influence on our country's society and culture, this is a uniquely American and deeply instructive story.--From publisher description
Summary
Documents the rise and fall of the American automobile industry, offering insight into pivotal decisions being made in various world regions by influential manufacturers and how they set in motion key events throughout the past quarter century
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333979
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Ingrassia, Paul
Dewey number
650
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Automobile industry and trade
Target audience
adult
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the American automobile industry's road from glory to disaster
Label
Crash course : the American automobile industry's road from glory to disaster, Paul Ingrassia
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-291) and index
Control code
ocn326531549
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400068630
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009033152
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)326531549
Label
Crash course : the American automobile industry's road from glory to disaster, Paul Ingrassia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-291) and index
Control code
ocn326531549
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400068630
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009033152
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)326531549

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