The Reckoning

The Reckoning

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Told with panoramic detail and gripping insight, The Reckoning is the inside story of automakers Ford and Nissan—and the collapse of America’s industrial supremacy After generations of creating high-quality automotive products, American industrialists began losing ground to the Japanese auto industry in the decades after World War II. David Halberstam, with his signature precision and absorbing narrative style, traces this power shift by delving into the boardrooms and onto the factory floors of the America’s Ford Motor Company and Japan’s Nissan. Different in every way—from their reactions to labor problems to their philosophies and leadership styles—the two companies stand as singular testaments to the challenges brought by the rise of the global economy. With intriguing vignettes about Henry Ford, Lee Iacocca, and other visionary industrial leaders, The Reckoning remains a powerful and enlightening story about manufacturing in the modern age, and how America fell woefully behind. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2012, c1986.
ISBN: 9781453286104
1453286101
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Contents: Maxwell's warning
Amaya surveys the oil age
Detroit's bleak winter of 1982
The founder
The destroyer
The victor
The banker
The turning point
The crushing of Masuda
Tough little rich boy
The whiz kids
Ford goes public
The quiet man
The Gaijin teachers
The engineer
The first victory
Deming finds an audience
Henry Kaiser tries Detroit
The organizer
The Mustang
The rivals
The statue
The boss
The pioneer
The liberation of Yukata Katayama
The Emperor Shioji
War and oil
Henry Ford besieged
The alienated
Citizen Nader
Datsun saves
The struggle at the top
Big cars again
A vacancy at Chrysler
The arrivistes
Greathouse in Tokyo
A man of the system
Hard times come home
The fall of a free trader
Amaya ends an era
The defection of Marvin Runyon
The hammer and the nail
A grateful worker
Bonus time again
The scion
The new American hero
The raiders
OPEC unravels
The upstarts
The jobs depart
Instant replay : the rise of Korea
The venerables
The reckoning
The past becomes the future.
Summary: Told with panoramic detail and gripping insight, The Reckoning is the inside story of automakers Ford and Nissan—and the collapse of America’s industrial supremacy After generations of creating high-quality automotive products, American industrialists began losing ground to the Japanese auto industry in the decades after World War II. David Halberstam, with his signature precision and absorbing narrative style, traces this power shift by delving into the boardrooms and onto the factory floors of the America’s Ford Motor Company and Japan’s Nissan. Different in every way—from their reactions to labor problems to their philosophies and leadership styles—the two companies stand as singular testaments to the challenges brought by the rise of the global economy. With intriguing vignettes about Henry Ford, Lee Iacocca, and other visionary industrial leaders, The Reckoning remains a powerful and enlightening story about manufacturing in the modern age, and how America fell woefully behind. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.

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