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He’s an American legend, a straight-shooting businessman who introduced Chrysler again from the edge and within the technique turned a media megastar, newsmaker, and a guy many had suggested to run for president.

The son of Italian immigrants, Lee Iacocca rose spectacularly during the ranks of Ford Motor corporation to turn into its president, simply to be toppled 8 years later in an influence play that are supposed to have shattered him. yet Lee Iacocca didn’t get mad, he bought even. He led a conflict for Chrysler’s survival that made his identify an emblem of integrity, information, and guts for hundreds of thousands of Americans.

In his vintage hard-hitting type, he tells us how he replaced the car within the Sixties by means of developing the exceptional Mustang. He is going behind the curtain for a glance at Henry Ford’s reign of intimidation and manipulation. He recounts the fabulous rebirth of Chrysler from close to financial disaster to reimbursement of its $1.2 billion govt personal loan so early that Washington didn’t know the way to money the payment.

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