Comeback: the Rise and Fall of the American Automobile Industry

Comeback: the Rise and Fall of the American Automobile Industry


By (author) Paul Ingrassia, By (author) Joseph White

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  • Publisher: TOUCHSTONE
  • Format: Paperback | 532 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 36mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 18 October 1995
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0684804379
  • ISBN 13: 9780684804378
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,326,423

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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.

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Alexander WrightLibrary JournalThe definiteve recent history of the American automobile once engrossing and packed with valuable information...flawlessly researched...highly recommended.