Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout-and Beyond

Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout-and Beyond

By: Ingrassia, Paul

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With an updated Afterword by the author
This is the epic saga of the American automobile industry's rise and demise, a compelling story of hubris, 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. With unprecedented access, Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Ingrassia takes us from factory floors to small-town dealerships to Detroit's boardrooms to the White House. 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? Complete with a new Afterword providing fresh insights into the continuing upheaval in the auto industry--the travails of Toyota, the revolving-door management and IPO at General Motors, the unexpected progress at Chrysler, and the Obama administration's stake in Detroit's recovery--"Crash Course" addresses a critical question: America bailed out GM, but who will bail out America?

Title: Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout-and Beyond

Author: Ingrassia, Paul

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2011-01-11

ISBN/UPC Number: 0812980751

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780812980752

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9780812980752

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