Analysis Intentional or not, “Crash Course” is an apt title for Paul Ingrassia’s new book. It provides a crash course on the first 100 years of the U.S. auto industry crammed into 280 pages and ends with General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC plunging into bankruptcy in 2009. Ingrassia won a Pulitzer Prize, with fellow Wall Street Journal reporter Joseph White, for coverage of the management crisis at General Motors during the early 1990s. In 1993, he co-authored a book with White ...

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