Books: It Can Happen Here

LIFE OF AN AMERICAN WORKMAN (219 pp.)—Walter P. Chrysler, with Boyden Sparkes—Dodd, Mead ($3).

The Locomobile at Chicago's 1908 auto show was a honey. The paint job was white, the cushions and trim were red and the top, supported by wooden bows, was sleek in tailored khaki. The powerful young fellow who had been hanging around the show for four days couldn't keep his eyes off it, but the price was staggering: $5,000. He had only $700, and a wife and two kids back in Iowa to think about, but a bank lent him the money and Walter P. Chrysler, 33, had...

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