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“Vintage Iacocca... He is fast-talking, blunt, boastful, and unabashedly patriotic. Lee Iacocca is also a genuine folk hero.... His career is breathtaking.” (Business Week)

He's an American legend, a straight-shooting businessman who brought Chrysler back from the brink and in the process became a media celebrity, newsmaker, and a man many had urged to run for president. 

The son of Italian immigrants, Lee Iacocca rose spectacularly through the ranks of Ford Motor Company to become its president, only to be toppled eight years later in a power play that should have shattered him. But Lee Iacocca didn't get mad, he got even. He led a battle for Chrysler's survival that made his name a symbol of integrity, know-how, and guts for millions of Americans. 

In his classic hard-hitting style, he tells us how he changed the automobile industry in the 1960s by creating the phenomenal Mustang. He goes behind the scenes for a look at Henry Ford's reign of intimidation and manipulation. He recounts the miraculous rebirth of Chrysler from near bankruptcy to repayment of its $1.2 billion government loan so early that Washington didn't know how to cash the check.

©2007 Lee Iacocca with William Novak (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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“Vintage Iacocca... He is fast-talking, blunt, boastful, and unabashedly patriotic. Lee Iacocca is also a genuine folk hero.... His career is breathtaking.” (Business Week)

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  • Roy
  • 05-08-14

where is the rest of the book?

What would have made Iacocca better?

I had the cassette version in the 90's. This book has only about 15% of the content. Why don't you tell us this is only a small portion of the original version before we buy it?

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  • manaf
  • 04-07-12

not a biography

What would have made Iacocca better?

this is a very superficial account of the mans life very little insight into what makes him tick, cant really learn much from this

Has Iacocca turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

How could the performance have been better?

a true detailed biography not the huge gaps like this one

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

cant say so

Any additional comments?

don waste the credit

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  • Keith R. Rose
  • 04-07-19

Not a book

Not a book or autobiography. Looks like the cover of the book, but not a book. I feel scammed.

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  • Kris
  • 28-06-20

Misleading

Thought it was his whole autobiography for a great price. Just an hour of interviews. Dissapointed

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-06-20

Not the book

Very disappointed that this wasn't the actual book. Luckily I only bought it with credits, but I still feel ripped off.

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  • MikeD
  • 31-03-21

Very good book, well worth checking out

I love the book when it was released years ago and enjoyed it just as much now listening to it

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  • Jayson
  • 17-01-21

Amazing value. Ford v Ferrari leads me to here.

I love this simple straight audio biography with some classic video background audio feels like a short documentary of life of IACOCCA. The best feeing was heard any profit from audiobook will be donated to diabetes research.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-20

Loved it

Loved it - Lee was an amazing man. My only wish is that it was longer and more detailed! It's so short that you may as well just listen to it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-12-19

Heard about this from Ramit Sethi

Fantastic short audio from a great business man and leader. I enjoyed his no nonsense approach to leadership.

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  • Everett E. Morris
  • 07-07-19

A short version

This seems to be a small portion of what you would expect. Great as a podcast, not for an audiobook. Partly inspired, partly disappointed in its overall length.