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Author Pelfrey, William.

Title Billy, Alfred, and General Motors : the story of two unique men, a legendary company, and a remarkable time in American history / William Pelfrey
Published New York : AMACOM, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 315 pages) : illustrations
Summary Annotation A former General Motors executive tells the dramatic, colourful story of Billy Durant and Alfred Sloan, who founded and led one of the most powerful companies in North America. Durant, a dreamer, gambler and adulterer, got GM started with his deal-making abilities, while Sloan, the intellectual and expert on strategy, made it into the huge success it is today. Pelfrey had access to GM archives, and here he chronicles the ups and downs of both men and the company from the 1870s to the present day. Illustrated with 41 photos, the book also examines the start and growth of the automobile industry, including vivid portraits of such key players as Ford, Buick, Leland, Nash and Olds
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-302) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Durant, William Crapo, 1861-1947.
Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966.
General Motors Corporation -- History.
Automobile industry and trade -- United States -- History.
Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814429610 (electronic bk.)
9780814429617 (electronic bk.)