Billy Durant: Creator of General Motors by Lawrence R. GustinBilly Durant: Creator of General Motors by Lawrence R. Gustin

Billy Durant: Creator of General Motors

byLawrence R. Gustin

Paperback | April 15, 2008

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Praise for the first edition:

"A fascinating book [and] a sympathetic look at the man who glued General Motors together and in the process made Flint one of the great industrial centers of America."
---Detroit Free Press

"It is refreshing to report that Billy Durant is one of the best researched books dealing with an automotive giant."
---Antique Automobile

"Billy Durant fills in a masterly way the only important void remaining concerning the work of the motorcar pioneers."
---Richard Crabb, author of Birth of a Giant: The Men and Incidents That Gave America the Motorcar

What explains Billy Durant's powerful influence on the auto industry during its early days? And why, given Durant's impact, has he been nearly forgotten for decades?

In search of answers to these questions, Lawrence Gustin interviewed Durant's widow, who provided a wealth of previously unpublished autobiographical notes, letters, and personal papers. Gustin also interviewed two of Durant's personal secretaries and others who had known and worked with the man who created General Motors. The result is the amazing account of the mastermind behind what would become, as the twentieth century progressed, the world's largest company.

Title:Billy Durant: Creator of General MotorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:University of Michigan PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0472033026

ISBN - 13:9780472033027

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"Billy Durant fills in a masterly way the only important void remaining concerning the work of the motorcar pioneers."
---Richard Crabb, author of Birth of a Giant: The Men and Incidents That Gave America the Motorcar