The reckoning

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Morrow, 1986 - Business & Economics - 752 pages
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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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02-25-2000 This was a very interesting book, most especially because I read it 14 years after its publication. The author, completing this before the internet was even a blip in everyday consciousness ... Read full review

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David Halberstam wrote The Reckoning in 1986 to explore a simple question – why was an industry as strong and storied as the American car industry brought to its knees by competition from far less ... Read full review


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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.