The Resource A ghost's memoir : the making of Alfred P. Sloan's "My years with General Motors", John McDonald., (electronic resource)

A ghost's memoir : the making of Alfred P. Sloan's "My years with General Motors", John McDonald., (electronic resource)

Label
A ghost's memoir : the making of Alfred P. Sloan's "My years with General Motors"
Title
A ghost's memoir
Title remainder
the making of Alfred P. Sloan's "My years with General Motors"
Statement of responsibility
John McDonald.
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The ghostwriter of Alfred Sloan's best-selling memoir tells his own story, including General Motors's attempts to block the book's publication and the author's eventual triumph over the corporation. Published in 1964, my years with General Motors was in immediate best-seller and today is considered one of the few classic books on management. The book is the ghostwritten memoir of Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. (1875-1966), whose business and management strategies enabled General Motors to overtake Ford as the dominant American automobile manufacturer in the 1920's and 1930's. What has been largely unknown until now is the my years with General Motors was almost not published. Although it was written with the permission of General Motors-and slated for publication in October 1959-at the last minute General Motors tried to suppress the book out of fears that some of the material in it could become evidence in an antitrust action against the company. This book, by John McDonald, Sloan's ghostwriter, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the book's writing, its attempted suppression, and the lawsuit that eventually led to its publication. McDonald's narrative is partly the David-and -Goliath story of a lone journalist taking on the world's then-largest corporation and partly a study of strategy in its own right. McDonald's struggle to publish the book led him to navigate a complicated course among th competing interests of General Motors, Fortune magazine (his employer), and Time, Inc. (Fortune's owner.) In many ways this "book about the book" parallels the Sloan book as a tale of successful, brilliantly planned strategy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonald, John
Dewey number
338.7/6292/0973
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HD9710.U54
LC item number
G47467 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1918-2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chandler, Alfred D.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sloan, Alfred P.
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Industrial management
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Industrial management
  • Industries
  • Business & Economics
Label
A ghost's memoir : the making of Alfred P. Sloan's "My years with General Motors", John McDonald., (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Foreword: who was John McDonald? -- I. The making of My years with General Motors -- II. Suppression -- III. Publication -- Epilogue -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 202 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585436906
Lccn
2001052195
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
System control number
  • (CKB)111056485415634
  • (MH)008886218-6
  • (SSID)ssj0000162817
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12001447
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000162817
  • (PQKBWorkID)10208439
  • (PQKB)11391181
  • (EXLCZ)99111056485415634
Label
A ghost's memoir : the making of Alfred P. Sloan's "My years with General Motors", John McDonald., (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Foreword: who was John McDonald? -- I. The making of My years with General Motors -- II. Suppression -- III. Publication -- Epilogue -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 202 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585436906
Lccn
2001052195
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
System control number
  • (CKB)111056485415634
  • (MH)008886218-6
  • (SSID)ssj0000162817
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12001447
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000162817
  • (PQKBWorkID)10208439
  • (PQKB)11391181
  • (EXLCZ)99111056485415634

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