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The Resource Comeback : the fall and rise of the American automobile industry, Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White

Comeback : the fall and rise of the American automobile industry, Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White

Label
Comeback : the fall and rise of the American automobile industry
Title
Comeback
Title remainder
the fall and rise of the American automobile industry
Statement of responsibility
Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is the biggest story of the eighties and nineties, brought to life with the narrative drive of the best fiction and the kind of brilliant reporting that made books like Barbarians at the Gate and Indecent Exposure major bestsellers: the collapse and astonishing comeback of America's automobile industry." "Detroit's vulnerability was dramatized during the Iranian oil embargo in 1979, when American car buyers began rejecting America's gas-thirsty models for Japan's cheap, efficient four-cylinder engines. By the mid-1980s, when the Big Three tried to produce smaller cars and couldn't match Japan in price or quality, the crisis was full-blown. Barely a few years ago it seemed inconceivable, even to insiders, that Detroit could recover, with its bloated management, outdated products, wasteful methods, and careless quality." "Pulitzer Prize-winners Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White take us into the boardrooms, the executive offices, and the shop floors of the auto business to reconstruct, in riveting detail, how America's premier industry stumbled, fell, and picked itself up again. Bigger-than-life characters - Lee Iacocca, Henry Ford II, Don Petersen, Roger Smith, Bob Lutz, among many others - leap off the pages. It is a story propelled by greed, by stubborn pride, and by sheer refusal to face facts, but it is also one full of dedicated, unlikely heroes who struggled to make the Big Three change before it was too late, and triumphantly succeeded." "Here is the truth about Chrysler's remarkable recovery - a real business miracle; about the boardroom coup that revolutionized GM, the industry's ailing giant; about the way in which a small group of middle managers, intent on saving the Mustang, ended up reinventing Ford."
  • "This is a story of upheaval, renewal, fierce competition, and triumph, which begins in 1982, when Honda started to build cars in Marysville, Ohio, and the entire U.S. car industry seemed to be on the brink of extinction, and ends just over a decade later with a remarkable role reversal, as the Japanese car industry falters and America's Big Three emerge as winners on a global scale." "Along the way, Ingrassia and White tell scores of fascinating stories - of Steve Bera, who was sent by GM to learn the secret of Japanese productivity ("No problem is problem"); of GM's Roger Smith, who changed General Motors, but in all the wrong ways; of the rise of Bob Lutz, Chrysler's preeminent "car guy," and the fall of Don Petersen, who, like many previous Ford executives, forgot whose name was on the building; and of the rise and fall of Bob Stempel. They tell of men like Tom LaSorda, who learned how to beat the Japanese at their own game; Jose Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua, who tried to transform GM's bureaucrats into "warriors" in the "Third Industrial Revolution" and achieved fame as "Superlopez," until his career foundered in rumors of industrial espionage and treachery; Bob Marcell, whose struggle to build a whole new kind of car at Chrysler ended in triumph; and John Coletti and Will Boddie, who brought in Ford's new Mustang in record-breaking time ..." "From the report of the extraordinary excesses of top management to the descriptions of the production lines on which cars are built, Comeback is an intricate, insightful, irresistible, behind-the-scenes account of America in the eighties and nineties - a story that goes to the very heart of the American spirit."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ingrassia, Paul
Dewey number
338.4/76292/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9710.U52
LC item number
I54 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
White, Joseph B
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Corporate turnarounds
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Corporate turnarounds
  • United States
  • Auto-industrie
  • Kraftfahrzeugindustrie
  • Geschichte 1980-1994
  • USA
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Corporate turnarounds
Label
Comeback : the fall and rise of the American automobile industry, Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [479]-480) 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
Book 1: The old lions. Detroit's Lions in winter -- The nummi commandos -- The lions roar -- The general loses command -- Ford's unlikely hero -- Dead in the water -- People power -- Chrysler crashes -- Ford falters -- The Japanese Juggernaut -- Lee leaves -- GM: the April coup -- GM: the October revolution -- Book II: The young lions. The bubble bursts -- Tommy LaSorda's team -- The mustang -- The López files -- The new GM -- Neon lights
Control code
ocm30738265
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
496 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780671792145
Lccn
94022354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30738265
  • (OCoLC)30738265
Label
Comeback : the fall and rise of the American automobile industry, Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [479]-480) 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
Book 1: The old lions. Detroit's Lions in winter -- The nummi commandos -- The lions roar -- The general loses command -- Ford's unlikely hero -- Dead in the water -- People power -- Chrysler crashes -- Ford falters -- The Japanese Juggernaut -- Lee leaves -- GM: the April coup -- GM: the October revolution -- Book II: The young lions. The bubble bursts -- Tommy LaSorda's team -- The mustang -- The López files -- The new GM -- Neon lights
Control code
ocm30738265
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
496 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780671792145
Lccn
94022354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30738265
  • (OCoLC)30738265

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