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Author: John Z De Lorean; Ted Schwarz
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of John De Lorean, former executive at General Motors and founder of the now defunct Delorean Motor Company, or DMC. Also describes his arrest and subsequent trial for cocaine possession.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De Lorean, John Z.
DeLorean.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, ©1985
(OCoLC)562313625
Named Person: John Z De Lorean; John Z De Lorean; John Z De Lorean; John Z De Lorean
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Z De Lorean; Ted Schwarz
ISBN: 0310379407 9780310379409
OCLC Number: 12597793
Description: 349 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Detroit --
Dreams --
Disaster --
Deliverance.
Responsibility: John Z. Delorean with Ted Schwarz.

Abstract:

The story of John De Lorean, former executive at General Motors and founder of the now defunct Delorean Motor Company, or DMC. Also describes his arrest and subsequent trial for cocaine possession.

"Since the sixties when he was known as the brilliant but brash young executive at General Motors, John Zachary DeLorean has been one of the most controversial public figures in the United States and, of recent years, the world. His 6'4' Lincolnesque figure and his striking appearance have made him one of the most photographed and recognizable celebrities outside of Hollywood. He has only to set foot outside his front door to make headlines. Admirers see DeLorean as the man who stood alone against the corporate rulers on the Fourteenth Floor during his tumultuous days at GM, the man who, against all the odds, built his own auto factory in Northern Ireland. Detractors have dubbed DeLorean a playboy, an auto baron, a man of masks, a 'Gatsby, ' an American villain--the designations seem endless. Despite all this exposure, the public figure has proved to be a very private man. And whether they praise or condemn, people all ultimately ask the same question: Who is the real John DeLorean? The furor surrounding his decision to build his own sports car paled in October 1982 when headlines rocked the world and topped every other outrageous statement ever made about the man: John Z. DeLorean, captain of a sinking ship, had been arrested and accused of trafficking in cocaine! DeLorean was silent during his arrest and subsequent trial. Since his acquittal on all charges and the breakup of his marriage to Cristina Ferrare, he has said little, beyond a few interviews about his conversion to Christianity and some of his immediate views on the government case. Now, for the first time, John Z. DeLorean speaks out about the man behind the headlines. Many have attempted to tell his story; now it is his turn. The forces in his life that have inspired his drive for individualism and his paradoxical arrogance and shyness; his strong convictions about everything from racial prejudice to front-wheel drive; highlights of his record-setting years as head of Pontiac and Chevrolet--the men _who inspired him and the men who angered him; why he married the women he did and what those relationships meant in his life, particularly his years with Cristina Ferrare; why and how he founded DeLorean Motor Company; the early warning signs of disaster and why he did not see or heed them; his frantic efforts to save his beleaguered company; his compulsive dependency on an occult spiritualist; his inside view of the scenario that set him up for the drug arrest; his personal encounter with God in his prison cell; the compelling courtroom drama that saw him acquitted on all charges in the frame-up of the decade. Finally, in revealing the private man behind the public mask, John DeLorean speaks of the decision that may raise more questions about him than any other: his decision to embrace the age-old faith that says a man must lose everything if he is to save his own soul. 'The man writing this book is not the same man who left GM over a decade ago. ... This is the true story of my reluctant journey from the pursuit of personal power and glory to the deepest meaning of life.' "--Jacket.

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