He joins chrysler,revives it and brings it back from the brink of bankruptcy. Iacocca donated the proceeds of his first book, iacocca. Lido anthony lee iacocca was an american automobile executive best known for the. Chrysler released the first of the kcar line, the dodge aries and plymouth. An autobiography 1st first edition text only mass market paperback january 1, 1987 by lee iacocca author. Lee iacocca was born on october 15, 1924 in allentown, pennsylvania, usa as lido anthony iacocca. In 1988, iacocca coauthored with sonny kleinfeld talking straight, 17 a book meant as a counterbalance to akio morita s made in japan, a nonfiction book praising japans postwar hardworking culture.
Lee iacocca, who helped create the ford mustang and then. In this book, iacocca reveals the situations he faced and the management magic he performed to make both companies into good performers. The first generation italian immigrants subsequent autobiography, iacocca 1984, cemented his brand reigning on the new york times bestseller list for 88 weeks, 37 more than trumps own. A salesman pitches the book, a soundbite of iacocca from the book, followed by another pitch for the book, soundbite of iacocca reading what the salesman just told you he would cover, rinse and repeat. One that survived the public humiliation of being fired by henry ford ii, picked himself up and set himself the mission of saving chrysler. Iacocca free summary by lee iacocca and william novak.
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Lee iacocca, american automobile executive who was president 197892 and. Lee iacocca, the autoindustry titan who served as ceo of chrysler and president of ford during a nearly 50year career in the business, died at his southern california home on july 2. He was married to darrien earle, peggy johnson and mary kathryn mccleary. The blockbustering of lee iacocca the new york times. Paperback hardcover mass market paperback kindle edition nook ebook library binding audiobook audio cd audio cassette audible audio cdrom mp3 cd board book leather bound unbound spiralbound unknown binding. Born in pennsylvania in 1924, lee iacocca joined the ford motor company in 1946. American auto executive lee iacocca became a national celebrity for. Lido anthony lee iacocca born october 15, 1924 is an american businessman most commonly known for his revival of the chrysler corporation in the 1980s,1 serving as president and ceo from 1978 and additionally as chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992. Lee iacocca wrote this book while he was still seen as one of the most successful managers in. In addition to detailing his academic, professional and philanthropic experience, it revealed personal information about his parents, childhood, and early schooling. When looking for role model leaders, look beyond the present. Before donald trump, lee iacocca wanted to make america.
Access a free summary of iacocca, by lee iacocca and william novak and 20,000 other business, leadership and nonfiction books on getabstract. The first part of the book tells about the early life of the author and about his family. The father of mustang and one of the greatest ceo of all times is a man who believes in working hard and being. Lee iacocca books list of books by author lee iacocca. The hugely successful autobiography was the bestselling nonfiction hardcover book of 1984 and 1985. Lee lacocca wiki, bio, age, wife, daughters, cause of. This book does have a dust cover, the cover of the book has a little bit of wear around the edges and corner. Lee iacocca wrote this autobiography, his first book in 1984. Lee iacocca is a compelling and an easy to read book. Hes an american legend, a straightshooting businessman who brought chrysler back from the brink and in the.
Which makes this book really interesting and an amazing book for the car lovers which are interested in the history of the car industry as well. An autobiography, as well as the money he made in his 2005 chrysler commercial to the foundation. Lee iacocca obituary bel air, ca the virginianpilot. Matt lee editor, jenny risher photographer, veronica webb afterword. Lee iacocca tried to mount a coup to oust henry ford ii from the ford motor co. Two books written by iacocca, his 1984 autobiography iacocca and talking straight. William novak has written or coauthored some two dozen books, including the bestselling memoirs of lee iacocca, tip oneill, nancy reagan, more about. An autobiography, and where have all the leaders gone. Mary died in 1983 after a lifelong battle against diabetes.
Roughly half the book is devoted to the first two questions, although the entire. He rose rapidly, becoming president of ford in 1970. He served as president and ceo of chrysler from 1978 and additionally as chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992. Iacocca bid to oust henry ford led to his firing, new book. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping, crease, and some tears on the edges and corners, light scratches and rubbing, light discoloration and shelf wear.
He merely willed them both into existence, forced the appropriate decisions on executive teams with michigan myopia and a profound disinterest in anything going on beyond their. Lee iacocca has 21 books on goodreads with 17944 ratings. Iacocca authored or coauthored several books, including iacocca. Most of the book is taken up with reminiscences of iacocca s career in the car industry, first with the ford motor company, then the chrysler corporation. Iacocca donated the proceeds of the books sales to type 1 diabetes research. An autobiography and talking straight, lee iacocca famously didnt mince words and in this, his last book, offers his nononsense, straightup assessments of many of the most wellknown american politicians of the era. People pick up this book and get a glimpse at not just a phenomenal businessman, iacocca did in fact bring chrysler back from bankruptcy to being an automotive giant, but also a great man.
Published june 1st 1986 by bantam first published 1984. He was an actor, known for reagan 2011, late night with david letterman 1982 and liberty weekend 1986. Iacocca an autobiography by lee iacocca 1984 first edition. The kids with courage foundation, an organization that provides support systems for children with type i diabetes, recognized iacocca as the first inductee to their hall of heroes. Iacocca an autobiography by lee iacocca 1984 first. Iacocca an autobiography hardback book lee iacocca 1984 first edition. Ak3 a first edition first published 2003 stated with complete numberline hardcover book signed by author on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Fired at the age of 54 by henry ford,after serving the presidency for 8 years, iacocca doesnt sit back and play golf. Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and. He helped shape ford into the number two us auto maker and then saved chrysler from going out of business. An autobiography is lee iacocca s best selling autobiography, coauthored with william novak and originally published in 1984. An autobiography is lee iacoccas best selling autobiography. The book concludes with speeches delivered on special occasions, such as commencements and the celebration of the statue of liberty, when iacocca donned the role of celebrity and statesman. Even though this was written almost 30 years back,this provides a window to the auto industry in a manner which is relevant even today.964 154 1242 878 1628 267 736 422 303 113 227 849 608 366 1096 684 1151 1376 1109 1000 126 525 1545 219 612 1409 1113 501 1027 832 503 1210 1117 60 1397 321 612 340 1102 659 793 695