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The Resource Car crazy : the battle for supremacy between Ford and Olds and the dawn of the automobile age, G. Wayne Miller

Car crazy : the battle for supremacy between Ford and Olds and the dawn of the automobile age, G. Wayne Miller

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Car crazy : the battle for supremacy between Ford and Olds and the dawn of the automobile age
Title
Car crazy
Title remainder
the battle for supremacy between Ford and Olds and the dawn of the automobile age
Statement of responsibility
G. Wayne Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
PSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, G. Wayne,
Dewey number
338.4/7629222097309041
Index
index present
LC call number
TL215.F7
LC item number
M53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ford, Henry
  • Olds, Ransom Eli
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Ford Model T automobile
  • Oldsmobile automobile
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Automobile industry and trade
Label
Car crazy : the battle for supremacy between Ford and Olds and the dawn of the automobile age, G. Wayne Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"In Car Crazy, G. Wayne Miller, takes readers back to the wild and wooly years of the early automobile era--from 1893, when the first U.S.-built auto was introduced, through 1908, when General Motors was founded and Ford's Model T went on the market. As the machine transformed American culture for better and worse, early corporate battles for survival and market share transformed the economic landscape. The fiercest fight pits Henry Ford against Frederic Smith of Olds. Olds was the early winner in the race for dominance, but now the Olds empire is in trouble, its once-industry leading market share shrinking, its cash dwindling. Ford is just revving up. But this is Ford's third attempt at a successful auto company--and if this one fails, quite possibly his last. So Smith fights Ford with the weapons he knows best: lawyers, blackmail, intimidation, and a vicious advertising smear campaign that ultimately backfires. Car Wars is a page-turning story of popular culture, business, and sport at the dawn of the twentieth century, filled with compelling, larger-than-life characters, each an American original."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fastest man on earth -- Native sons -- The selden patent -- Meet me in St. Louis -- Sensation -- Bad behaviors, bad roads -- The horse loses power -- The West, still wild -- Victories and defeats -- Doubts subsiding -- "Equal to his weight in wildcats"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 350 pages
Isbn
9781610395519
Lccn
2015024477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn912507759
  • 1505435
  • (OCoLC)912507759
Label
Car crazy : the battle for supremacy between Ford and Olds and the dawn of the automobile age, G. Wayne Miller
Publication
Note
"In Car Crazy, G. Wayne Miller, takes readers back to the wild and wooly years of the early automobile era--from 1893, when the first U.S.-built auto was introduced, through 1908, when General Motors was founded and Ford's Model T went on the market. As the machine transformed American culture for better and worse, early corporate battles for survival and market share transformed the economic landscape. The fiercest fight pits Henry Ford against Frederic Smith of Olds. Olds was the early winner in the race for dominance, but now the Olds empire is in trouble, its once-industry leading market share shrinking, its cash dwindling. Ford is just revving up. But this is Ford's third attempt at a successful auto company--and if this one fails, quite possibly his last. So Smith fights Ford with the weapons he knows best: lawyers, blackmail, intimidation, and a vicious advertising smear campaign that ultimately backfires. Car Wars is a page-turning story of popular culture, business, and sport at the dawn of the twentieth century, filled with compelling, larger-than-life characters, each an American original."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fastest man on earth -- Native sons -- The selden patent -- Meet me in St. Louis -- Sensation -- Bad behaviors, bad roads -- The horse loses power -- The West, still wild -- Victories and defeats -- Doubts subsiding -- "Equal to his weight in wildcats"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 350 pages
Isbn
9781610395519
Lccn
2015024477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn912507759
  • 1505435
  • (OCoLC)912507759

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