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Sinopsis: An expose+a7 of the auto industry details some of the industry's darker secrets, including the fact that General Motors manufactured airplane engines for Nazi Germany and that the Japanese car industry started with a design theft from the English. Tour.
From Publishers Weekly:
Even readers with only a passing interest in cars will be drawn into Mantle's unorthodox history of competition and corporate backstabbing among the automotive giants. Most auto buffs assume the Volkswagen "Beetle" was born in 1934 when Hitler commissioned cunning Austrian-Czech engineer Ferdinand Porsche to build a "people's car." Mantle fills in the story, providing details of Porsche's Nazi Party and SS membership (1923-1929) and his employment of slave labor; further, the VW Beetle's unsung progenitor was Austrian engineer Hans Ledwinka, based in Czechoslovakia, who gave Hitler a detailed drawing of a rear-engined car he had designed, which the Fuhrer then passed on to Porsche. In an astonishing section, Mantle details how General Motors's Opel subsidiary, based in Nazi Germany, manufactured Blitz trucks and fighter-jet engines for Hitler's forces. In 1967, GM received $33 million in tax exemptions from the U.S. government for damages sustained by Allied bombing of its German factories. Biographer of Andrew Lloyd Weber and author of a book about Lloyd's of London, Mantle spins tales that revise modern history: Fiat's Cold War balancing act as its ex-playboy-turned-dealmaker Gianni Agnelli clinched a pact to build cars in the Soviet Union in the mid-1960s; Toyota's ascent from near-bankruptcy in 1950 through its revolutionary production methods; Nissan's start-up in 1930 when its engineers plagiarized a British Austin Seven; Detroit's 1980s' slide from Motor City to Murder City; and the battle for global dominance among European, Japanese and U.S. automakers. Packing in tales involving Renault, Peugeot, Mazda, Ford, Hyundai, BMW, Volvo and Land-Rover, Mantle closes this eye-opening chronicle with a look at the massive smuggling of stolen cars into Eastern Europe and China. Photos.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Título: Car Wars: Fifty Years of Greed, Treachery, &...
Editorial: Arcade Publishing
Condición del libro: GOOD
Descripción Arcade Publishing. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 1559703334 May Have Price Sticker On Fron Or Back!|1.57. Nº de ref. de la librería K11201611100165
Descripción Arcade Publishing. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Nº de ref. de la librería G1559703334I4N10
Descripción Arcade Publishing. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Nº de ref. de la librería G1559703334I3N00
Descripción Arcade Publishing, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería S_157964059
Descripción ARCADE PUB., NY, 1995. HARDCOVER. Estado de conservación: FINE. Estado de la sobrecubierta: FINE. FIRST EDITION. Nº de ref. de la librería 000277
Descripción ARCADE PUBLISHING, NY, 1995. FIRM. Estado de conservación: NICE EX- LIBRARY. Estado de la sobrecubierta: NICE. FIRST U S EDITION. FIFTY YEARS OF GREED, TREACHERY, & SKULDUGGERY IN THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE. Nº de ref. de la librería 002995
Descripción Arcade Publishing, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1996. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First US Edition. It makes empires; it destroys economies; it shapes history. Welcome to the world's biggest business -- the automoble industry. Hardcover, xv, 253 pp., photos, unclipped jacket. Minimal wear, no owner names or gift notes, clean text, tight binding, nice jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 017275
Descripción Arcade Publishing, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX1559703334
Descripción Arcade Publishing, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG1559703334
Descripción Arcade Publishing, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st Edition. Ex-library; library markings; dustjacket in mylar cover. Nº de ref. de la librería 068474