Wheels, Arthur Hailey, Book Club Edition, 1971 Copyright, Novel, Thriller, Suspense, Fiction, Hardcover Book
A wonderful hardcover book titled Wheels by Arthur Hailey. This book is a book club edition and the books original copyright was 1971. The book has tan cover boards with the title in silver against blue on the spine.
This novel throws a glance over the U.S. auto industry in the early 1970's. There are several characters, including corporate executives, middle managers, corrupt auto dealers, and the blue collar workers that sweated to build cars on the assembly line. Each of these different personalities has their own separate story that connects with the story of the main character. The author introduces the fascinating and interesting side of the auto industry through these characters. He also covers side issues like pollution, auto safety, mob influence in the factories, apartheid, and urban decline. This all takes place in and around the troubled city of Detroit, the automobile capital of the world, which was well into its tragic downslide by the 70's.
Arthur Hailey (1920 – 2004) was a British-Canadian novelist whose plot-driven storylines were set against the backdrops of various industries. His meticulously-researched books, which include such bestsellers as Hotel (1965), Airport (1968), Wheels (1971), The Moneychangers (1975), and Overload (1979), have sold 170 million copies in 38 languages.
8 1/2 inches in length
Published by Doubleday and Company
Original Copyright: 1971
This book is in Very Good condition. The binding is in perfect condition. There is a black mark on the inside flyleaf. The book shows little shelf wear. The dust cover shows minor small rips and tears.
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