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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

Label
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
Title variation
Crash course
Title variation remainder
the American automobile industrys road from glory to disaster
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
333979
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ingrassia, Paul
Dewey number
338.4/76292220973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9710.U52
LC item number
I55 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Business
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where the weak are killed and eaten -- Dynasty and destiny -- Glory days of ponies and goats -- Crummy cars and CAFE Society -- Honda comes to the cornfields -- Repentance, rebirth and relapse -- "Car Jesus" and the rise of the SUV -- Potholes and missed opportunities -- From riches to rags -- The hurricane that hit Detroit -- Chapter 11? -- As the precipice approaches -- Bailouts, bankruptcies, and beyond -- Another chance
Control code
14969467
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781588368911
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Lccn
2009033152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn326531549
  • (OCoLC)326531549
Label
Crash course : the American automobile industry's road from glory to disaster, Paul Ingrassia
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where the weak are killed and eaten -- Dynasty and destiny -- Glory days of ponies and goats -- Crummy cars and CAFE Society -- Honda comes to the cornfields -- Repentance, rebirth and relapse -- "Car Jesus" and the rise of the SUV -- Potholes and missed opportunities -- From riches to rags -- The hurricane that hit Detroit -- Chapter 11? -- As the precipice approaches -- Bailouts, bankruptcies, and beyond -- Another chance
Control code
14969467
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781588368911
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Lccn
2009033152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn326531549
  • (OCoLC)326531549

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