Billy Durant, Creator of General Motors [*SIGNED*]

By: Gustin, Lawrence R.

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[nice clean copy, minor shelfwear; jacket similarly nice, with just a single closed tear at top of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For / Ed Reingold, / the 'new reporter in / town,' who gave me / the 'lead' for / this literary endeavor, / Best Wishes, / Larry Gustin / May 23, 1975." "Except for car buffs -- who may recall the Durant automobile -- and business historians, few people today would recognize the name of William Crapo Durant. But of all those colorful and inventive men who led this country into the age of the automobile, Durant was probably the most flamboyant; and in terms of organizational ability and accomplishment, he was also perhaps the most important. Had Billy Durant not appeared on the stage during the auto industry's earliest years, there would have been no General Motors -- now the largest industrial corporation the world has known. There would be no Chevrolet -- the world's best-selling car. It is likely that there would be no Buick or Oldsmobile either, and possibly no Pontiac or Cadillac. The careers of such men as Walter P. Chrysler, Charles W. Nash, and Alfred P. Sloan would certainly have taken different courses." Signed by Author

Title: Billy Durant, Creator of General Motors [*SIGNED*]

Author: Gustin, Lawrence R.

Edition: First Edition

ISBN Number: 0802834353

ISBN-13: 9780802834355

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj illustration) R. Scott

Location Published: Grand Rapids MI, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company: (c.1973)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Categories: Biography/Autobiography

Seller ID: 23217

Keywords: automobile industry business history biography signed