Overview

Blood Highways is the heart-wrenching account of the biggest product liability case in history: the Ford-Firestone fiasco. At the center of the story are two people: Tab Turner, a charismatic trial attorney from Arkansas, who has made a career out of forcing Ford and other automakers to own up to knowingly trade human lives for profits; and Donna Bailey, a single mother and outdoor enthusiast who fought back from the brink of death to confront ...
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Overview

Blood Highways is the heart-wrenching account of the biggest product liability case in history: the Ford-Firestone fiasco. At the center of the story are two people: Tab Turner, a charismatic trial attorney from Arkansas, who has made a career out of forcing Ford and other automakers to own up to knowingly trade human lives for profits; and Donna Bailey, a single mother and outdoor enthusiast who fought back from the brink of death to confront those ultimately responsible for her accident.

Weaving together harrowing depictions of the accidents and their consequences with the stories of the men and women who labor to police the auto industry and its reckless cost-cutting, Blood Highways will transform the way you view corporations, the government, the courts, and the media. Above all, this book shows the price the public pays in wrecked and mangled lives when companies focus more on shaving costs than making quality products.
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Editorial Reviews

PW - Publishers Weekly
Penenberg ... offers extensive endnotes from an array of sources to back up his claims ... . It's a comprehensive and disturbing book ... .

(This review refers to an earlier edition of this book, published as Tragic Indifference by HarperCollins, 2003.)
newspaper - USA Today
Adam Penenberg, an investigative reporter who exposed a fabricated New Republic story by journalist Stephen Glass in 1998, has clearly done his own exhaustive reporting. He even boasts at the start: 'All the characters and events depicted in these pages are real.' So are the truths revealed in these pages. At times, you wish they weren't.
(This review refers to an earlier edition of this book, published as Tragic Indifference by HarperCollins, 2003.)
newspaper - San Francisco Chronicle
In a swift, dramatic account, Penenberg unspins the convoluted political and legal history of the dangerous automotive pairing. Around Bailey's 10-month odyssey--from the accident on March 10, 2000, to her $27 million settlements with Firestone and Ford in January 2001--he weaves the broader, disastrous stories of both car and tire, and of the various struggles to remove them from American roads. (This review refers to an earlier edition, published as Tragic Indifference by HarperCollins, 2003.)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148144663
  • Publisher: Wayzgoose Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 348
  • File size: 754 KB

Meet the Author

Adam L. Penenberg is a journalism professor at New York University who has written for Fast Company, Forbes, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired, Slate, Playboy, and the Economist. A former senior editor at Forbes and a reporter for Forbes.com, Penenberg garnered national attention in 1998 for unmasking serial fabricator Stephen Glass of the New Republic. Penenberg's story was a watershed for online investigative journalism and portrayed in the film Shattered Glass (Steve Zahn plays Penenberg).

Penenberg has published several books that have been optioned for film and serialized in the New York Times Magazine, Wired UK, and the Financial Times, and won a Deadline Club Award for feature reporting for his Fast Company story "Revenge of the Nerds," which looked at the future of movie-making. He has appeared on NBC's The Today Show as well as on CNN and all the major news networks, and has been quoted about media and technology in the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Wired News, Ad Age, Marketwatch, Politico, and many others.
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