Stop whatever you’re doing. Take a week off from work and read this book! Rarely is a massive biography a pleasure to read. Usually, even the most critically acclaimed biographies are long on tedious detail and short on page-turning storytelling and exquisite style. Vincent Curcio’s biography of automotive pioneer Walter Chrysler is the exception to all these norms. Fascinating, impeccably written and completely engrossing, this sweeping tale is more than just a biography. True to its title, it is also a panoramic view of Walter Chrysler’s times. Don’t be put off by the length, even though index and all, it is 699 pages long. Even if you don’t think you’re interested in the automotive industry, read this book anyway. getAbstract joins the ranks of critics and industry insiders who’ve praised it and promises you will not be able to put it down.
In this summary, you will learn
- How Chrysler fell in love with the automobile in 1908
- How he refined and improved the manufacturing process at General Motors
- Why a commitment to quality was the key to his success
About the Author
Vincent Curcio is also the author of Suicide Blonde a biography of Gloria Grahame. He lives in Union City, New Jersey.