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The Reckoning by David Halberstam

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46. THE NEW AMERICAN HERO

LEE IACOCCA SEEMED TO burn with the fire of vengeance against Henry Ford. That as much as anything else was his driving motivation during the worst of times at Chrysler. His friends in the company were unnerved by the degree to which it dominated his psyche. When Iacocca was writing his book, he would begin sessions with his ghostwriter and his editor with the casual remark that he would not discuss Henry Ford that day, there was already too much about him in the book. Then, sooner or later, it would come pouring out, the rage over the injustice of his being fired by Henry Ford.

Sometimes he would talk about Henry Ford’s son Edsel. Iacocca believed absolutely that he had been destroyed at Ford because he had been too ...

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