A straight factual and statistical history of the automobile business, with emphasis on financial gains and losses. A fabulous story of a spectacular rise. Real beginnings in 1910, men and firms, mergers and monopolies, the emergence of the ""big three"", expanding industry through the war boom, lean years and fat, with years of depression paralleling that of the country and increasing problems of distribution and manufacture and unionism. Recovery under the New Deal, and today's new problems precipitated by the war. A man's book, predicated on an initial interest in the subject.