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Lost Car Companies Of Detroit

Author : Alan Naldrett
ISBN : 9781467118736
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Among more than two hundred auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just three remain: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling. For instance, J.J. Cole forgot to put brakes in his new auto, so on the first test run, he had to drive it in circles until it ran out of gas. Brothers John and Horace Dodge often trashed saloons during wild evenings but used their great personal wealth to pay for the damage the next day (if they could remember where they had been). David D. Buick went from being the founder of his own leading auto company to working the information desk at the Detroit Board of Trade. Author Alan Naldrett explores these and more tales of automakers who ultimately failed but shaped the industry and designs putting wheels on the road today"--Publisher website.

Michigan S C Harold Wills

Author : Alan Naldrett
ISBN : 9781439664063
Genre : Photography
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One of the unsung heroes of the auto world, C. Harold Wills designed the Model T when he worked as Henry Ford's right-hand man. Later, he founded his own company to produce the legendary Wills Sainte Claire. Every endeavor displayed his trademark inventiveness, from the development of the overhead cam engine to the toboggan run on the roof of his house. He used his money to create one of the first worker model cities at Marysville, Michigan. In this long-overdue biography, Alan and Lynn Lyon Naldrett preserve the legacy of an automotive icon.

From Tail Fins To Hybrids How Detroit Lost Its Dominance Of The U S Auto Market

Author : Thomas H. Klier
ISBN : 9781437919172
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This article explores the decline of the Detroit Three (Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors). The author identifies three distinct phases of the decline ¿ the mid-1950s to 1980, 1980 to 1996, and 1996 to 2008 ¿ culminating in the bankruptcies of Chrysler and General Motors in 2009. In showing how the U.S. auto industry has evolved since the mid-1950s, this article provides a historical frame of reference for the ongoing debate about the future of this industry. Tables and graphs.

The Underclass Debate

Author : Michael B. Katz
ISBN : 0691006288
Genre : History
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Do ominous reports of an emerging "underclass" reveal an unprecedented crisis in American society? Or are social commentators simply rediscovering the tragedy of recurring urban poverty, as they seem to do every few decades? Although social scientists and members of the public make frequent assumptions about these questions, they have little information about the crucial differences between past and present. By providing a badly needed historical context, these essays reframe today's "underclass" debate. Realizing that labels of "social pathology" echo fruitless distinctions between the "deserving" and "undeserving" poor, the contributors focus not on individual and family behavior but on a complex set of processes that have been at work over a long period, degrading the inner cities and, inevitably, the nation as a whole. How do individuals among the urban poor manage to survive? How have they created a dissident "infrapolitics?" How have social relations within the urban ghettos changed? What has been the effect of industrial restructuring on poverty? Besides exploring these questions, the contributors discuss the influence of African traditions on the family patterns of African Americans, the origins of institutions that serve the urban poor, the reasons for the crisis in urban education, the achievements and limits of the War on Poverty, and the role of income transfers, earnings, and the contributions of family members in overcoming poverty. The message of the essays is clear: Americans will flourish or fail together.

The End Of Detroit

Author : Micheline Maynard
ISBN : 9780385511520
Genre : Business & Economics
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An in-depth, hard-hitting account of the mistakes, miscalculations and myopia that have doomed America’s automobile industry. In the 1990s, Detroit’s Big Three automobile companies were riding high. The introduction of the minivan and the SUV had revitalized the industry, and it was widely believed that Detroit had miraculously overcome the threat of foreign imports and regained its ascendant position. As Micheline Maynard makes brilliantly clear in THE END OF DETROIT, however, the traditional American car industry was, in fact, headed for disaster. Maynard argues that by focusing on high-profit trucks and SUVs, the Big Three missed a golden opportunity to win back the American car-buyer. Foreign companies like Toyota and Honda solidified their dominance in family and economy cars, gained market share in high-margin luxury cars, and, in an ironic twist, soon stormed in with their own sophisticatedly engineered and marketed SUVs, pickups and minivans. Detroit, suffering from a “good enough” syndrome and wedded to ineffective marketing gimmicks like rebates and zero-percent financing, failed to give consumers what they really wanted—reliability, the latest technology and good design at a reasonable cost. Drawing on a wide range of interviews with industry leaders, including Toyota’s Fujio Cho, Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn, Chrysler’s Dieter Zetsche, BMW’s Helmut Panke, and GM’s Robert Lutz, as well as car designers, engineers, test drivers and owners, Maynard presents a stark picture of the culture of arrogance and insularity that led American car manufacturers astray. Maynard predicts that, by the end of the decade, one of the American car makers will no longer exist in its present form.

Automobile Journal

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ISBN : NYPL:33433089908275
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Motor City Barn Finds

Author : Tom Cotter
ISBN : 9780760352441
Genre : Transportation
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Ride along on the search for forgotten automotive gems in the Motor City. Detroit has been America's Motor City for decades. It's home to Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler, as well as numerous auto industry companies and specialty and speed shops. At the same time, it's the poster child for urban blight and dysfunction. It's truly a city of contrasts, which presented challenges and opportunities in equal measure to barn finder Tom Cotter. In Motor City Barn Finds, Cotter plies his trade in a locale rich with automotive history. Detroit's lost cars are abandoned in empty lots, resident in decrepit buildings, squirreled away in garages, and stashed in historic wrecking yards. Behind the wheel of his classic 1939 Ford Woodie, Cotter trolls the back streets and neighborhoods of this historic city looking for lost automotive gems accompanied by photographer Michael Alan Ross. As America's Motor City, Detroit is an emotional and historical mecca for car enthusiasts, capable of drawing hundreds of thousands of car people for events like Woodward Dream Cruise and attracting design-forward companies like Shinola. At the same time, it's intimidating to navigate, with numerous dodgy neighborhoods and risky abandoned factory sites. Add it all together and you have fascinating and intriguing opportunities to dig for barn-find gold.

U S Motor Vehicle Industry

Author : Bill Canis
ISBN : 9781437931969
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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. An in-depth analysis of the 2009 crisis in the U.S. auto ind¿y. and its prospects for regaining domestic and global competitiveness. Analyzes bus. and policy issues arising from the restructurings within the industry. The year 2009 was marked by recession and a crisis in global credit markets; the bankruptcy of GM and Chrysler; the incorp. of successor co.; hundreds of parts supplier bankruptcies; plant closings and worker buyouts; the cash-for-clunkers program; and increasing production and sales at year¿s end. Also examines the successes of Ford and the increasing presence of foreign-owned OEM, foreign-owned parts mfrs., competition from imported vehicles, and a buildup of global over-capacity that threatens the recovery of U.S. domestic producers.

The Reuther Brothers

Author : Mike Smith
ISBN : 9780814339886
Genre : History
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The tale of the Reuther brothers-Walter, Roy, and Victor-is more than a story of how one of America's great unions was created. It is also a powerful example of how teamwork, dedication, and concern for others can improve the lives of many people. This book portrays the brothers' lifelong commitment to each other and to workers' rights, while charting the career paths that ultimately led each one to his involvement with the United Automobile Workers (UAW). In a clear, lively narration that explains many important concepts to young readers, this book describes a string of fascinating events, including Walter and Victor's trip to Nazi Germany, their days spent teaching in a Soviet factory, and the strikes they organized in the United States. Against the background of the Depression and the Civil Rights movement, The Reuther Brothers helps readers to understand the ongoing struggles for economic and social justice.

Working Detroit

Author : Steve Babson
ISBN : 0814318193
Genre : Business & Economics
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Babson recounts Detroit's odyssey from a bulwark of the "open shop" to the nation's foremost "union town." Through words and pictures, Working Detroit documents the events in the city's ongoing struggle to build an industrial society that is both prosperous and humane. Babson begins his account in 1848 when Detroit has just entered the industrial era. He weaves the broader historical realties, such as Red Scare, World War, and economic depression into his account, tracing the ebb and flow of the working class activity and organization in Detroit -- from the rise of the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor in the 19th century, through the Congress of Industrial Organizations and the sitdown strike of the 1930s, to the civil rights and women's movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The book concludes with an examination of the present day crisis facing the labor movement.

Detroit

Author : Charlie LeDuff
ISBN : 9781101605882
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An explosive exposé of America’s lost prosperity—from Pulitzer Prize­–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit for clues to his family’s troubled past. Having led us on the way up, Detroit now seems to be leading us on the way down. Once the richest city in America, Detroit is now the nation’s poorest. Once the vanguard of America’s machine age—mass-production, blue-collar jobs, and automobiles—Detroit is now America’s capital for unemployment, illiteracy, dropouts, and foreclosures. With the steel-eyed reportage that has become his trademark, and the righteous indignation only a native son possesses, LeDuff sets out to uncover what destroyed his city. He beats on the doors of union bosses and homeless squatters, powerful businessmen and struggling homeowners and the ordinary people holding the city together by sheer determination. Detroit: An American Autopsy is an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer.

Detroit

Author : John Douglas Peters
ISBN : UOM:39015071563939
Genre : Industries
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Automotive Industries The Automobile

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ISBN : UOM:35128001561594
Genre : Automobile industry and trade
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How Detroit Became The Automotive Capital

Author : Robert G. Szudarek
ISBN : UOM:39015043652810
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Economist

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ISBN : IND:30000092498678
Genre : Commerce
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Michigan Manufacturer Financial Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015080066809
Genre : Industries
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Fun At Work Hudson Style

Author : Harry F. Kraus
ISBN : 0974516309
Genre : Automobile industry and trade
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Detroit S Spectacular Ruin The Packard Plant

Author : Theresa Welsh
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Thousands of skilled workers once designed and built luxurious cars at a 40-acre site on Detroit's near East Side. The Packard Motor Car Company, founded in 1899, closed the plant in 1956. The buildings -- factories, administration, service buildings -- survived for decades as rental space, but ultimately became Detroit's (and possibly the world's) largest and most notorious industrial urban ruin. A favorite of graffiti artists, photographers, urban explorers and people wanting to be photographed there, the Packard plant echoes the great ruins of antiquity in its size and significance. The story of the Packard site includes the vandals and arsonists who hastened the decay of the buildings, but also the visitors who left their comments, their art work and their unrelated leavings behind. The book features over 230 photos of the Packard buildings taken during the period 2009 to 2014 when it was wide open to urban explorers. The photos are dated and captioned so you can see the effects of time on the outside and the inside of these impressive buildings, most designed by Detroit's most famous architect, Albert Kahn. You also get maps of the site and the bizarre story of the site's disputed ownership and ultimate sale to a foreign developer.

Michigan Manufacturer And Financial Record

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ISBN : UOM:35128001913068
Genre : Industries
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The Death Of Detroit

Author : Daniel Greenup
ISBN : 9781622872183
Genre : History
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Over the past sixty years, Detroit has lost over half of its population. In fact, the Motor City is the lone American metropolis to have boasted well over one million residents, only to lose that distinction in spectacular fashion. As the former "Paris of the West" became a ghost town, many observers were left scratching their heads: what caused this mass exodus? The Death of Detroit tackles the question head-on, and the answer suggests that it could be coming to a city near you. Author Bio: A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Washington, Daniel Greenup is a fresh new voice from the Pacific Northwest. An avid baseball fan, he currently resides in Snohomish, Washington, where he tortures himself by rooting for his hometown Mariners. keywords: Detroit, Nonfiction, History, American History, Historical, Economics, Christianity, Christian, Politics, Philosophy

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