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5.0 out of 5 stars Hubris!
I think this is a marvellous book, charting the complete failure of the american auto industry to understand that the only way to go, when you think you're on top, is....down! There is a real journalist's momentum to the prose as Halberstam describes the American auto execs' failure to take in what was happening to them in the 70s. And here we are in 2008, and look...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fall of the American auto industry
A heavy read unless you are or have been associated with the motor car industry. Full of detail, facts and well known personalities within the auto industry and shows how any huge business concern can be taken on by a newcomer and beaten at it's own game.
Published on 10 Nov 2002 by M. Richardson


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5.0 out of 5 stars Hubris!, 8 Dec 2008
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Farquhar Mckay (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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I think this is a marvellous book, charting the complete failure of the american auto industry to understand that the only way to go, when you think you're on top, is....down! There is a real journalist's momentum to the prose as Halberstam describes the American auto execs' failure to take in what was happening to them in the 70s. And here we are in 2008, and look what's happening now! This should be text book for all business people who think they've cracked it and own the world!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fall of the American auto industry, 10 Nov 2002
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M. Richardson (Munich, Germany) - See all my reviews
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A heavy read unless you are or have been associated with the motor car industry. Full of detail, facts and well known personalities within the auto industry and shows how any huge business concern can be taken on by a newcomer and beaten at it's own game.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Still waiting for this !, 31 Dec 2013
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Ordered in November for a Christmas present. I was sent a book entitled The Reckoning, but it certainly wasn't by David Halberstam. Some trashy sci fi novel was sent instead. One less Christmas present under the tree. Contacted the sellers and they have agreed to replace it with the right novel (real good of them) but to date it still hasn't materialised. Asked them to get it here for Christmas. They have sent it by the slowest method they possibly could. Don't buy from this company.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book!, 21 Aug 2013
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Thanks to Mr Halberstam for writing a very interesting book about the problems that undermined the US car industrie during the '60's en 70's when competition from abroad (Europe and Japan) developed. Very good inside stories about Ford and Nissan.
Still a very good read. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The fate of the complacent, 4 May 2012
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I read this when it first came out.

It is a big read but it is a very big subject.
Full of many personalities.
It is American-centric of course. Europe gets a passing mention

You need a passing interest in cars to understand some of the issues.

But it is a riveting story. Especially if you lived through the 70s.

But the story of complacency and its consequences still apply today.
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