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In this engaging and insightful analysis for the lay reader, Gideon Haigh explains why the industry has become an ideological battleground, and reveals the more complex and surprising truth behind the partisan rhetoric.

Australia is one of just thirteen countries in the world equipped to take a car from design concept all the way to a showroom – a remarkable achievement in a market so small. Yet the industry has few friends, and many vociferous critics who argue that the country should not make cars at all.  In this engaging and insightful analysis for the lay reader, Gideon Haigh explains why the industry has become an ideological battleground, and reveals the more complex and surprising truth behind the partisan rhetoric.
 
 

Reviews

No one cuts through the knee-jerk platitudes of the commentariat quite like Gideon Haigh ... In this exhilaratingly fierce critique, Haigh never loses sight of what really matters: the workers, their communities and the quality of the products they make.

Fiona Capp, Sydney Morning Herald

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143570875

    August 21, 2013

    Penguin

    200 pages

    RRP $9.99

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  • EBook

    9781743483510

    August 21, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    200 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • 2014
    Longlisted
    Best Book
  • John Button Prize
    2014
    Longlisted
    Best Book

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