Here are the memoirs of a modern industrial enterprise--an intimate business history that is part of the pageant of America's history, giving us a richer understanding of the greatness and glory of our country. As the first fifty years of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company coincided with the halfway mark of the twentieth century, they spanned the wonderful period of change from horse-and-buggy days to the automotive era. What were the creative forces at work? What did they achieve in terms of public service? The Firestone Story narrates the flow of events in absorbing detail
Includes bibliographical references and index
The beginning -- Enter, the pneumatic -- The role of rims -- In quest of mileage -- Human relations -- "We are all one" -- A war and its aftermath -- Problems of production -- Extending the market -- Happy anniversary -- Liberia and restriction -- Planning for strength -- Selling in a depression -- Self-helps to recovery -- Labor unrest and peace -- In memoriam -- New horizons -- Early work for defense -- Creating a rubber supply -- Every plant an arsenal -- Working together for freedom -- Liberia and the offensive -- Transition to peace -- Production and social values -- Fiftieth anniversary year -- Appendix: Bibliography -- Highlights of the years -- Memorial addresses -- Directors -- Officers -- Firestone factories -- Statistical tables -- Index
Little or no margin space. Some text may be lost in the binding. Irregular pagination.