The reckoning

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Morrow, 1986 - Business & Economics - 752 pages
27 Reviews
An authoritative and compelling examination of the automobile industry, its crises, and its effect on America itself. The long-awaited third volume in the trilogy from Halberstam that began with the bestsellers The Best and the Brightest and The Powers That Be.

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Review: The Reckoning

User Review  - Kyle Magin - Goodreads

Halberstam, as usual, boils massive concepts down to a human scale without trivializing. He gets a little preachy, but not so much as to spoil this book's indispensable value. As a side note, I was ... Read full review

Review: The Reckoning

User Review  - Ajit George - Goodreads

Having read it at the top of the subsequent bubble and the end of Japan's (first?) lost decade, I found this book oddly reassuring. Also interesting to think about in the context of the current fear ... Read full review

Contents

Maxwells Warning
13
Amaya Surveys the Oil Age
27
Detroits Bleak Winter of 1982
41
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

David Halberstam was born on April 10, 1934 in New York City and later attended Harvard University. After graduating in 1955, Halberstam worked at a small daily newspaper until he attained a position at the Nashville Tennessean. Halberstam has written over 20 books including The Children, a written account of his coverage of the Civil Rights Movement; The Best and Brightest, which was a bestseller; and The Game and October, 1964, both detailing his fascination of sports. Halberstam also won a Pulitzer Prize for his reports on the Vietnam War while working for the New York Times. He was killed in a car crash on April 23, 2007 at the age of 73.