Summary of Chrysler

The Life and Times of an Automotive Genius

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Chrysler book summary
A love affair between a simple machinist and the most astonishing machine ever offered to man.


8 Overall

5 Applicability

10 Innovation

10 Style


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


Working His Way Up
Walter Chrysler loved machines. An accomplished mechanic, he also had excellent management skills honed from years in the railroad industry. His success came from his deep understanding of engineering and his total commitment to the quality of his vehicles.
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About the Author

Vincent Curcio is also the author of Suicide Blonde a biography of Gloria Grahame. He lives in Union City, New Jersey.

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