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Author Pelfrey, William, author

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, American Management Association, [2006]


Description 1 online resource
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.
Durant, William Crapo, 1861-1947. fast (OCoLC)fst00046410
Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966. fast (OCoLC)fst00266463
Subject General Motors Corporation -- History
SUBJECT General Motors Corporation. fast (OCoLC)fst00534871
Subject Automobile industry and trade -- United States -- History
Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Automobile industry and trade.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020689285
ISBN 9780814429617