Brick by Brick: The Biography of the Man Who Really Made the Mini - Leonard Lord

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AuthorHouse, Oct 8, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 330 pages
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The myth that Alec Issigonis conceived the Mini is just one whisp of the smoke screen that obscures the untold story of post-War Britain’s greatest industrialist. This is more than a motoring story. You will find commentary on life in the first half of the 20th century as you explore the drama of one man’s determination to overcome adversity. Someone who ‘shot from the hip’ as no other tycoon. This is a tale of political and military intrigue. Of spectacular business acumen. Of bitter, violent, industrial conflict. An account of savage jealousies and sexual intrigue. To record the life of Leonard Lord the author has visited a vast number of sources. In recent times some have sought to implant the roots of the British motor industry’s ills and ultimate collapse in the policies of Leonard Lord. This is both disingenuous and unjust. This, for the first time, is his story.
 

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
8
Chapter Three
16
Chapter Four
26
Chapter Five
36
Chapter Six
48
Chapter Seven
58
Chapter Eight
68
Chapter Seventeen
154
Chapter Eighteen
170
Chapter Nineteen
182
Chapter Twenty
191
Chapter Twenty One
198
Chapter Twenty Two
208
Chapter Twenty Three
219
Chapter Twenty Four
230

Chapter Nine
77
Chapter Ten
87
Chapter Eleven
97
Chapter Twelve
103
Chapter Thirteen
112
Chapter Fourteen
119
Chapter Fifteen
129
Chapter Sixteen
141
Chapter Twenty Five
243
Chapter Twenty Six
252
Chapter Twenty Seven
260
Chapter Twenty Eight
267
Appendix
291
Bibliography
297
Index
299
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Martyn Nutland has owned Bentleys for years. He is a professional journalist and is former editor of the Bentley Drivers' Club Review. Martyn lives in Suescnart in France.

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