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Iacocca

Lee Iacocca Talks about Iacocca The Man, The Legend, and His History-Making Bestseller
Narrated by: Lee Iacocca
Length: 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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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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  • 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.

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  • Michael Vecchio
  • 05-07-19

Short & sweet

Didn’t realize how short this was - but it was like a breath of fresh air for business y’all. Basically an interview and ad for the actual book. I’m gonna check out his other stuff.

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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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  • Customer
  • 26-04-19

Not the book advertised.

Not the autobiography. It’s only an hour of interview clips. I’m very disappointed that this was misrepresented. Audible shouldn’t sell this.

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  • Dee Statham
  • 27-10-18

Fascinating Man

I’m sure this is an abbreviated autobiography. Now I want to read more. Listening to this man, I can feel his genuine goodness and integrity. It’s no wonder he succeeded in whatever he did. He wasn’t trying to fool anyone so all his energy went into succeeding and not covering his tracks. Too bad we don’t have leaders like this anymore. He made me proud to be of Italian descent because I identified with much of what he said about his parents.

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  • Austin Pierce
  • 02-07-17

Watch the length

It would be nice for the autobiography to be on here, but this is deserves to exist as it's own thing as well.

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  • Yosef
  • 10-01-17

Awesome!

Really good listen. Not sure why people aren't giving it five stars since its contents are informative; insightful, and concise! It whets your appetite to do his full biography, I mean you've only invested about an hour of your time. Come people, let's be reasonable...

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  • pnogas
  • 01-08-16

Meh

I feel like I could have learned about the same amount just searching laconia on Google /Wikipedia. It didn't really go into depth