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Chrysler : the life and times of an automotive genius

Author: Vincent Curcio
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chrysler is a detailed account of one of the most important men in American automotive history, based on full access to both Chrysler Corporation and Chrysler family historical records." "Vincent Curcio traces Chrysler's rise from a locomotive wiper in a Kansas roundhouse to the head of the Buick Division of General Motors, to his rescue of the Maxwell-Chalmers car company, which led to the successful development  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Curcio, Vincent.
Chrysler.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606551862
Named Person: Walter P Chrysler; Walter P Chrysler; Walter P Chrysler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Curcio
ISBN: 0195078969 9780195078961 0195147057 9780195147056
OCLC Number: 43286513
Description: xiv, 699 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Early Years --
The Land from Which Walter Chrysler Sprang --
The Background of the Chrysler Family --
Kansas, the Plains Indians, the Stage Coach, and the Coming of the Railroad --
The Birth of Walter Chrysler; How Financial Corruption Built the Railroads: What Texas Cattle Meant to Kansas --
Ellis, Kansas: The Cradle of Walter Chrysler's Life --
Boyhood in Ellis --
Going to Work at the Union Pacific Roundhouse --
Working on the Railroad --
Getting Married, and the First Big Break --
Putting a Lid on It, and the Go-Ahead Signal --
Trinidad: The First Major Responsibility --
Childress: Springboard to the Future --
Oelwein, Iowa: Superintendent of Motive Power and the First Car --
The First Manufacturing Job: ALCO --
The Automobile and the Assembly Line --
The Early History of the Automobile --
The Development of Mass Production --
Greatness --
Chrysler at Buick --
Chrysler at Willys --
Putting Together the First Chrysler Car --
The Significance of the First Chrysler Car --
Maxwell Becomes the Chrysler Corporation --
Art and Color Take Over the Car Business --
Chrysler Makes it the Big Three --
The Chrysler Building --
1929: The Crash --
The Great Depression Hits the Automobile Industry --
Streamlining and the Airflow Car --
Labor and the Strike of 1937 --
How He Lived: Summing Up.
Other Titles: Life and times of an automotive genius
Responsibility: Vincent Curcio.
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The first full-length biography of one of the giants of the American automative industry, appearing on the 75th anniversary of the birth of Chrysler Corporation.  Read more...

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