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General Motors:APhotographicHistory(MI)(ImagesofMotoring)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | General Motors:APhotographicHistory(MI)(ImagesofMotoring).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Michael W. R. Davis(Author)

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The General Motors Corporation was established in 1908 by William C. Durant, who combined the Buick, Oldsmobile, and Oakland companies and, later, Cadillac, to form GM. From the 1920s onwards, GM grew from a firm that accounted for about 10% of new car sales in the U.S. to become the largest producer of cars and trucks in the world. The peak of the company's power and market dominance came in the 1960s, which proved to be the decade of change for the U.S. auto industry. With the introduction of federal safety regulations and control tailpipe emissions, GM's position as the world's largest industrial corporation changed. Its marketing strategy was undone by competitive challenges, and the business was never to be the same again. General Motors: A Photographic History explores the growth of the company in a series of over 200 black-and-white images. From the first assembly line to post-Second World War recovery, images from the world auto shows and the consequent re-organization of GM take the reader on an intriguing visual tour of a tremendously important era in the industrialization of America.

Michael W.R. Davis, Yale alumnus and automotive historian, has covered the industry for 45 years as both journalist and public relations manager with the Ford Motor Company. Living in Detroit he experienced firsthand the small-town, one-industry bond, where the successes and failures of one could not help but affect the other. Mr. Davis served as corporate communications director of both the Detroit News and Evening News Association before becoming executive director of the Detroit Historical Society. General Motors: A Photographic History is to be the first in a series of three books with Arcadia Publishing documenting the rise, fall and survival of the three great American automobile manufacturers of our day.

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  • PDF | 128 pages
  • Michael W. R. Davis(Author)
  • Arcadia Publishing (November 23, 1999)
  • English
  • 6
  • History

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  • By Murray Roberts on September 23, 2010

    A very well written book, with extensive history. But a lot has happened since 1999.

  • By MamaPointeshoe on November 3, 2016

    wonderful product excellent service

  • By jd on May 4, 2016

    Great book

  • By GBad on March 13, 2009

    A nice overview of the corporation. I especially enjoyed some of thephotos of Flint area scenes.

  • By Karl Block on January 10, 2017

    I rate it "Just O.K." Based on the its size, and length of time that GM has been around, I think the content is sparse.

  • By Guest on November 3, 2016

    Perfect gift for my son-in-law who just started working at GM. Thanks

  • By Rocky on September 26, 2015

    This was too small for me in size and I will watch closer next time. I cannot see to read it or look at the pictures.

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