David Buick's Marvelous Motor Car: The Men and the Automobile that Launched General Motors: Updated and expanded edition (Non-Series)

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This book "fills a gaping hole in automotive history," as a University of Michigan business professor noted, as not only the first biography of David Buick, whose last name has appeared on 40 million cars over more than 100 years, and whose car formed the foundation for the creation of General Motors, which for many years was the world's largest industrial corporation. But, more than that, it's a big part of the story of the birth of the American auto industry, including details about auto pioneers Billy Durant, Charles Nash, Walter Chrysler and Louis Chevrolet, among others. And it's a story "written in a popular style that's difficult to put down," said one reviewer. Another reviewer, recalling that Gustin has written about Buick history for more than 40 years, noted that "If the question is Buick-related, Larry Gustin has the answer. He's also an entertaining story teller and accomplished wordsmith." From his position as automotive editor at the newspaper in Buick's former home town of Flint, and later as Buick PR assistant director, Gustin has been in position to study Buick's heritage for decades. He also tapped other authorities and, for this edition, the knowledge of Kevin Kirbitz, a GM engineering manager whose background makes him an authority on the engineering achievements of David Buick and Buick Motor Co., including the valve-in-head engine that made Buick famous. Back in 1973, Gustin wrote the award-winning and critically acclaimed first biography of William C. Durant, "Billy Durant: Creator of General Motors," described as a "masterpiece" by Road & Track magazine and an "excellent biography" by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton. In 1980 he teamed with co-author Terry B. Dunham to produce "The Buick: A Complete History," which was reprinted in five updated editions from 1985 to 2003. This book was reviewed as "one of the best marque histories ever published" by Car Collector magazine. The British magazine Motor Sport called it, "serious history...what historical coverage! What a book!" The updated and expanded edition of "David Buick's Marvelous Motor Car" includes about 200 photos, some never previously published, some published for the first time in a century, and a Foreword by Bob Lutz, the legendary automotive leader and recently retired GM vice chairman. The first edition was favorably reviewed by The New York Times, the (Canadian) National Post and other publications.

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The first biography of David Buick, an important but largely forgotten auto pioneer whose last name has appeared on 40 million cars, and whose car formed the foundation for General Motors - while also telling the story of Billy Durant, the legendary savio

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Lawrence R. Gustin, a former writer/editor at The Flint (Mich.) Journal and retired assistant public relations director at Buick, received a Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1999 for his historical writing and other auto historical work. He authored three critically acclaimed and award-winning books: "Billy Durant: Creator of General Motors," the first biography of Durant, in 1973 (with an updated edition published by the University of Michigan Press in GM's centennial year, 2008); "The Buick: A Complete History," co-authored with Terry B. Dunham in six editions, five updated (1980-2003); and the first edition of this book in 2006. He launched a newspaper campaign to save a building in Flint that today is a National Historical Landmark, considered virtually the birthplace of General Motors, and helped create the Buick Gallery and Research Center at the Sloan Museum, Flint.

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Book Description Alfred P. Sloan Museum. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 298 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.8in.UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION Praise for the first edition: A meticulously researched book written in a popular style thats difficult to put down. By skillfully weaving together the careers of David Buick and his contemporaries and their car, Larry Gustin fills a gaping hole in automotive history. David L. Lewis, professor of business history, University of Michigan A good, succinct history of the early days of one of Americas great mainstream automo- biles, and the men responsible for it. Z. Taylor Vinson, The New York Times If the question is Buick-related, Larry Gustin has the answer. Hes also an entertaining story teller and accomplished wordsmith. Don Sherman, technical editor, Automobile magazine Gustin is an award-winning author and one of the worlds leading Buick authorities. . . the ideal person to write this book. He skillfully weaves the eventful story of the man who launched a world-famous automobile marque that became the favorite of royalty, business leaders and movie stars. Bill Vance, National Post Canada The phrase, Its now or never, explains the drive behind this work on David Buick. Larry Gustin has studied the person, his work and the characters in the David Buick drama for decades. In this book, he has brought all that research material into sharp focus. The interests of automotive history are well served by this welcomed work. Leroy Cole, past president, Society of Automotive Historians When it comes to writing Buick history, Larry Gustin is one of the luminaries. . . Gustin wrote the first, and still the best, biography of Billy Durant and followed it by co-authoring a history of Buick thats now in its sixth edition. . . its an energizing read. Jim Donnelly, Hemmings Classic Car magazine Gustin. . . traces David Buicks rise and fall in an entertaining, folksy style with new in- sights into the man and his machine. Matt DeLorenzo, editor, Road and Track magazine Larry Gustin has at last brought us the long overdue story of a forgotten automotive pioneer. And he has done it in a manner that only a writer with a lifetime interest in the his- tory of the Buick automobile could ever hope to accomplish. Its about time. Terry B. Dunham, president, The Buick Heritage Alliance Gustin offers new insights into the largely unknown and often tragic life of David Dunbar Buick, a significant but neglected figure in the early automobile industry of Michigan. . . This is a must read for anyone interested in the early history of Buick, General Motors and Flint, Mich. Charles F. Hyde, professor of history, Wayne State University This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781466263673

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