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    • Engines of Change

    • A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars
    • By: Paul Ingrassia
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    America was made manifest by its cars. From the assembly lines of Henry Ford to the open roads of Route 66 and Jack Kerouac, America's history is a vehicular history-an idea brought brilliantly to life in this major work by the acclaimed author of Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Best listen in a while

    • By Geoff in NY on 05-11-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Crash Course

    • The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster
    • By: Paul Ingrassia
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    In Crash Course, Ingrassia answers the big questions: Was Detroit's self-destruction inevitable? What were the key turning points? Why did Japanese automakers manage American workers better than the American companies themselves? Ingrassia also describes dysfunctional corporate cultures (even as GM's market share plunged, the company continued business as usual) and Detroit's perverse system of "inverse layoffs" (which allowed union members to invoke seniority to avoid work).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Contemporary History at Its Best

    • By Roy on 04-19-10
    • The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster
    • By: Paul Ingrassia
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 01-21-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 133 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49