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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

PRH, PRH

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

  • John Button Prize
    2014
    Longlisted
    Best Book

Also by Gideon Haigh

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Mystery Spinner: Text Classics
Stroke of Genius
Certain Admissions: A Beach, a Body and a Lifetime of Secrets
Ashes to Ashes
Uncertain Corridors: Writings on modern cricket
On Warne
The Deserted Newsroom: Penguin Special
The Office
Spheres Of Influence
The Vincibles
The Ashes 2009
Inside Out
The Racket
Asbestos House
The Tencyclopedia
The Uncyclopedia
Bad Company: The Cult of the CEO: Quarterly Essay 10

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