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  • The People's Tycoonby Steven Watts

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 20.00

    How a Michigan farm boy became the richest man in America is a classic, almost mythic tale, but never before has Henry Ford?s outsized genius been brought to life so vividly as it is in this engaging and superbly researched biography. The real Henry Ford was a tangle of contradictions. He set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable... more...

  • Crash Courseby Paul Ingrassia

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    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.... more...

  • Flexibility at Workby Valeria Pulignano; Paul Stewart; Andy Danford; Mike Richardson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    An examination of the form and character of recent transformations in the international automobile industry. Using comparative and national-based case study analysis, it explores the nature of such recent developments (outsourcing, modularization, high performance workplaces, etc.) and their impact on issues in the sector on a world scale. more...

  • The Second Automobile Revolutionby Michel Freyssenet

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 160.00

    The rapid takeoff of the continent-sized national economies and the increasing expense of extraction have led to strong tensions in petrol prices and a race towards alternative driving systems. This book analyses the emergence of a second automobile revolution through the trajectories of automobile firms since the nineties. more...

  • Saving Oil and Reducing CO2 Emissions in Transportby OECD Publishing; International Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 125.00

    Transport is the fastest-growing energy sector world-wide. Every year increasing numbers of drivers at the wheels of ever larger vehicles burn more petroleum products and emit more carbon dioxide. The danger is clear. Nations around the world have taken up the challenge to reduce oil use and the CO2 that comes with it. This report examines the multiple... more...

  • Toyotaby K. Dennis Chambers

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 50.00

    Toyota rose from the ashes of World War II to become, just fifty years later, one of the dominant automakers in the world. How did Toyota do it? How did it go from making cars that Westerners pointed to and laughed at to making cars, like the Lexus, that people now lust after? That's what this book is all about. As veteran writer K. Dennis Chambers... more...

  • Plunkett's Automobile Industry Almanac 2010by Jack W. Plunkett

    Plunkett Research Ltd. 2009; US$ 299.99

    A key reference tool for the automobile industry, including trends and market research. Provides industry analysis, statistical tables and an automobile industry glossary. Also provides in-depth, proprietary profiles of 400 leading companies in the industry--includes addresses, phone numbers, and executive names. Wield this powerful tool for strategic... more...

  • The Yugoby Jason Vuic

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 6.79

    Six months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000, NPR's Car Talk declared it "the worst car of the millennium." And for most Americans that's where the story begins and ends. Hardly. The short, unhappy life of the car, the men who built it, the men who imported... more...

  • Michelin Menby Herbert R. Lottman

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    The remarkable story of how two brothers Edouard and André Michelin turned the sleepy family rubber firm in the heart of rural France into one of the most innovative and successful tire-makers in the world. Edouard, a landscape painter at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, displayed an engineering genius for tire-making and product innovation, whilst André,... more...

  • Thinking Smallby Andrea Hiott

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 26.00

    Sometimes achieving big things requires the ability to think small. This simple concept was the driving force that propelled the Volkswagen Beetle to become an avatar of American-style freedom, a household brand, and a global icon. The VW Bug inspired the ad men of Madison Avenue, beguiled Woodstock Nation, and has recently been re-imagined for the... more...