At the Crossroads: Middle America and the Battle to Save the Car Industry

At the Crossroads: Middle America and the Battle to Save the Car Industry

by Abe Aamidor, Ted Evanoff


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550229042
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Abe Aamidor is an award-winning journalist and a former reporter for the "St. Louis Globe-Democrat," "Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette," and the "Indianapolis Star" newspapers. He is the author of "Chuck Taylor, All Star" and "Shooting Star: The Rise and Fall of the British Motorcycle Industry" and is a former journalism professor at Southern Illinois University, Georgia Southern University, and Indiana University. He lives in Carmel, Indiana. Ted Evanoff is a newspaper reporter who has received more than two dozen reporting awards for writing about the automobile industry, manufacturing, and economic development. He is a former automotive writer at the "Detroit Free Press" and is currently the economics reporter for the "Indianapolis Star." He lives in Zionsville, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 The Perfect Storm 1

Chapter 2 Dogs at the Gate 23

Chapter 3 Their Year of Decision 45

Chapter 4 Government Motors 77

Chapter 5 UAW 101

Chapter 6 Ciao! 135

Chapter 7 What's Good for General Motors 165

Chapter 8 Reuther's Ghost 201

Chapter 9 Saving Our Cities 235

Chapter 10 Electric Shock 271

Chapter 11 What's Good for Walt Street 313

Chapter 12 Into the Brink 359

Bibliography 379

Index 381

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From the Publisher

"This book is for those interested in a people-focused perspective of Detroit’s collapse. It will complement the deeper look into the turning points in U.S. auto industry history provided by Paul Ingrassia’s Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road from Glory to Disaster."  —Library Journal

"This book is at once an American industrial history, financial assessment, cultural analysis, economic inspection, and global forecast. Evanoff and Aamidor's work deserves praise for its meticulous reporting and thorough research."  —Christian Science Monitor

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