Written for General Motors, this is in no sense a social study of the city of Flint, as might be suggested by the title. It is a history-objective, detached, factual rather than critical- but interesting as a profile of an industrial segment of America in process of growth from simple beginnings as a fur trading post and lumbering center to one of America's great arsenals. The early picture of leisurely start; then the transition from lumbering to fabricating- a vehicle center- next the stimulus of ""foreign"" (New England) money, and the success story of William rape Durant and of David D. Buick. The automobile industry was born- General Motors was the child of Flint. Succeeding years gathered pace up to 1941 when Flint mobilized for defense- and the drama of its war effort was on. Today it faces peace.