Engines of Change
A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars
Hardcover ISBN: 1451640633
"Chronicles the history reflected by 15 iconic car models including the VW Beetle, the Mustang and Honda Accord to discuss how automobiles reflect key cultural shifts as well as developments in such areas as manufacturing, women's rights and environmental awareness. 50,000 first printing."
The History of the Land Yacht
Paperback ISBN: 0811824713
Relates the history of Airstream trailers from their first appearance in the 1930s to the present and discusses how Airstream's inventor, Wally Byam, contributed to the culture of modern trailer travel.
Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company
Paperback ISBN: 0307886069
At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, the man who had saved Boeing, Ford had put together a bold plan to unify its divided global operations, transform its lackluster product lineup, and overcome a dysfunctional culture of infighting, backstabbing, and excuses. It was an extraordinary risk, but it was the only way America's last great industrial dynasty could hold on to their company. Mulally and his team pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in business history, and this is the behind-the-scenes account of that epic turnaround.--From publisher description.
Autopsy Of An Engine
And Other Stories From The Cadillac Plant
Paperback ISBN: 1566891612
“Autopsy of an Engine is the most surprising love story I’ve read all year. The workers in the Cadillac factory who populate this book may not be related, but in the hands of the amazing Lolita Hernandez they become one moving multicultural family. Writing with tenderness and humor she gives voice to the piston crew and the timing chain women, the foremen and the chassis line. Some of these stories just break your heart. I stayed up all night reading and for weeks afterward Abbie, who brought a ghost factory back to life, haunted my dreams. This is a passionate cry from the factory floor, a story you can’t forget from a voice that has not been heard before.