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The Dodge Brothers

Author : Charles K. Hyde
ISBN : 0814332463
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first comprehensive biography of John and Horace Dodge and the history of their company, Dodge Brothers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dodge Dynasty

Author : Caroline Latham
ISBN : UVA:X001605685
Genre : Reference
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Tells the fascinating story of the family that built the mighty Dodge empire and grew into a powerful and wealthy dynasty and became plagued by excesses and scandal
Category: Reference

Dodge 100 Years

Author : Matt DeLorenzo
ISBN : 9781627880848
Genre : Transportation
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DIVIt was 1900 when Horace and John Dodge founded the Dodge Brothers Company, in a machine shop in Detroit, Michigan. The high-quality components they produced advanced the dawn of the American automotive industry, appearing in the famous Curved Dash Olds and Henry Ford’s Model A. Soon, the brothers became the exclusive supplier to Ford, a position they would hold for over a decade before striking on their own in 1913 to produce their first car a year later./divDIV /divDIVIn Dodge 100 Years, renowned automotive journalist Matt DeLorenzo provides an unrivaled chronicle of Dodge throughout the past century. Starting with the company’s modest beginnings in the 1900s, DeLorenzo recounts the brothers’ decision to venture into full auto manufacturing, their untimely deaths in 1920, and the company’s purchase by Chrysler in 1928. The book’s rich history also tells the tale of Dodge’s role in the “arsenal of democracy” during World War II and its iconic lineup during the late 1950s. The Dodge story is not without its struggles, though: while the division played a key part in the muscle-car wars of the 1960s and early ’70s, the oil crisis of 1973 took its toll on Dodge and Chrysler as other manufacturers moved toward more efficient models. But under the strong leadership of Lee Iacocca from 1979 onward, Dodge reasserted itself with such vehicles as the K-car and the Caravan minivan. The Dodge story wouldn’t be complete without speaking to its iconic performance cars like the Viper, Challenger, and Charger, as well as what’s in store for its future as indicated by the innovative Dart. Dodge 100 Years is more than a tale of classic American perseverance; it is a celebration of one of America’s most beloved and enduring automotive brands./div
Category: Transportation

Riding The Roller Coaster

Author : Charles K. Hyde
ISBN : 9780814337813
Genre : Business & Economics
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From the Chrysler Six of 1924 to the front-wheel-drive vehicles of the 70s and 80s to the minivan, Chrysler boasts an impressive list of technological "firsts." But even though the company has catered well to a variety of consumers, it has come to the brink of financial ruin more than once in its seventy-five-year history. How Chrysler has achieved monumental success and then managed colossal failure and sharp recovery is explained in Riding the Roller Coaster, a lively, unprecedented look at a major force in the American automobile industry since 1925. Charles Hyde tells the intriguing story behind Chrysler-its products, people, and performance over time-with particular focus on the company's management. He offers a lens through which the reader can view the U.S. auto industry from the perspective of the smallest of the automakers who, along with Ford and General Motors, make up the "Big Three." The book covers Walter P. Chrysler's life and automotive career before 1925, when he founded the Chrysler Corporation, to 1998, when it merged with Daimler-Benz. Chrysler made a late entrance into the industry in 1925 when it emerged from Chalmers and Maxwell, and further grew when it absorbed Dodge Brothers and American Motors Corporation. The author traces this journey, explaining the company's leadership in automotive engineering, its styling successes and failures, its changing management, and its activities from auto racing to defense production to real estate. Throughout, the colorful personalities of its leaders-including Chrysler himself and Lee Iacocca-emerge as strong forces in the company's development, imparting a risk-taking mentality that gave the company its verve.
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Tangled Web

Author : Jean Maddern Pitrone
ISBN : UOM:39015071172467
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Dodge Story

Author : Thomas A. McPherson
ISBN : UOM:49015001064907
Genre : Transportation
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Category: Transportation

Dodge Boats

Author : Anthony S. Mollica
ISBN : 0760311749
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Dodge Boats is a must-have for any boating enthusiast who wishes to take a spin back through a powerful boating era. In the antique powerboat world, Dodge ranks as one of the most prolific builders of all time. Inside, readers will find the dramatic story of how one of America's elite automobile families poured its heart, soul, and personal fortune into developing some of the finest handling and most powerful boats of their time.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Life Of An American Workman

Author : Walter P. Chrysler
ISBN : 1849023271
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Walter Chrysler established the Chrysler Corporation from the embers of the Maxwell-Chambers Auto Works; then founded the much larger Dodge Brothers Motor Co. In this book he tells his story simply and with many entertaining anecdotes. He talks about his childhood, his work on the railroads, his turn-around of American Locomotive, Buick and then Maxwell-Chambers. Chrysler writes in an easy style, in the book he explains his philosophy that R&D are vital to a company's success. The Chrysler Building was in the planning stage and that is discussed in the book along with his belief that his children must start at the bottom and worth their way up. This easy-to-read autobiography is a delight for anyone but a must-read for automotive enthusiasts.
Category: Biography & Autobiography