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The sack of Detroit : General Motors and the end of American enterprise

Whyte, Kenneth (author.).


Summary: "A provocative, ground-breaking history of the downfall of the American auto industry from the widely praised author of Herbert Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times"--

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  • ISBN: 0525563423
  • ISBN: 9780525563426
  • ISBN: 0525521674
  • ISBN: 9780525521679
  • Physical Description: viii, 418 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: American berserks -- All roads lead to Detroit -- Bursts of untamed idealism -- The plague of the twentieth century -- The rise of the honkers -- Savior sans tailfins -- "This means taking on Detroit" -- Head of the clan, at sea -- "I intend to be a crusader" -- Something stupid -- Anarchy on wheels -- Exposed -- Playing a losing hand -- Kill shot -- No defects, no negligence -- The death of Alfred P. Sloan -- The end of Detroit -- Avoidable deaths -- The end of American enterprise.
Subject: General Motors Corporation History
Automobile industry and trade United States History
Detroit (Mich.) History 20th century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Automobile Industry
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
General Motors Corporation.
Automobile industry and trade
Michigan Detroit
United States
Genre: History.

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