Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the American Automobile Industry

Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the American Automobile Industry

by Paul Ingrassia, Joseph B. White

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Overview

In Comeback, Pulitzer Prize-winners Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White take us to 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. The story begins in 1982, when Honda started building cars in Marysville, Ohio, and the entire U.S. car industry seemed to be on the brink of extinction. It ends just over a decade later, with a remarkable turn of the tables, as Japan's car industry falters and America's Big Three emerge as formidable global competitors.
Comeback is a story propelled by larger-than-life characters — Lee Iacocca, Henry Ford II, Don Petersen, Roger Smith, among many others — and their greed, pride, and sheer refusal to face facts. But it is also a story full of dedicated, unlikely heroes who struggled to make the Big Three change before it was too late.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684804378
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/18/1995
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Paul Ingrassia, formerly the Detroit bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal and later the president of Dow Jones Newswire, is the deputy editor-in-chief of Reuters. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 (with Joseph B. White) for reporting on management crises at General Motors, he is the author of Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road from Glory to Disaster.

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