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Description - Billy Durant by Lawrence R. Gustin

How did Billy Durant come to exercise so broad an influence in the emerging auto industry? And why has he been virtually forgotten for decades?In search of answers to these questions, Lawrence Gustin turned to Durant's widow, who provided a wealth of previously unpublished material in the form of autobiographical notes, letters, and Durant's personal papers. In addition, Gustin interviewed Durant's widow, two of his personal secretaries, and others who had known and worked with the man who created General Motors.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780472033027
ISBN-10: 0472033026
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: The University of Michigan Press
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lawrence R. Gustin

Lawrence Gustin was a writer/editor for 23 years at The Flint (Mich.) Journal. In 1973 he wrote Billy Durant, which won the McKean Memorial Cup for historical research from the Antique Automobile Club of America. He produced The Flint Journal Centennial Picture History of Flint in three editions starting in 1976 and co-authored the award-winning The Buick: A Complete History in 1980. In 2006, he authored another award-winning book, the first biography of the founder of the Buick automobile, David Buick's Marvelous Motor Car. He and his wife Rose Mary live in Michigan's Oakland County and have two sons and five grandchildren.