The reckoning

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Morrow, 1986 - Business & Economics - 752 pages
30 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  - Don Mclean - Goodreads

Outstanding book covering the history of oil, the auto industry and the rise of Japan after WW II. Being a car guy, I really enjoyed the history lesson. 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.