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Wheels by Arthur Hailey

Wheels (1971)

by Arthur Hailey

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Though not my favorite Arthur Hailey Story, that is Hotel- enjoyed Wheels, for the immensing into the auto industry. He always as at less one character, that I will care about. This time it was a executive's wife, who stoled from department stores and looked for love, in some shady places. If your a fan of Arthur Hailey, try this novel. ( )
  samcoy | May 6, 2012 |
Yet another Arthur Hailey masterpiece. ( )
  divyas102 | Jan 5, 2009 |
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Vanaf heden mogen geen voertuigen van welke soort ook de stad binnenrijden en wel van zonsopgang tot een uur voor het invallen van de duisternis....Voertuigen die gedurende de nacht de stad zijn binnengekomen en daar bij het aanbreken van de dag nog vertoeven, dienen stil te staan en niet te worden geladen voor het daarvoor aangegeven uur....
(Senatus consultum van Julius caesar, in het jaar 44 voor Christus).

Het is volkomen onmogelijk ergens in de stad te slapen. Het voortdurend verkeer van wagens door de smalle bochtige straten is voldoende om zelfs de doden te doen ontwaken...
(Spotschriften van Juvenal, A.D. 117)
Henceforward, no wheeled vehicles whatsoever will be allowed within the precincts of the City, from sunrise until the hour before dusk... Those which shall have entered during the night, and are still within the City at dawn, must halt and stand empty until the appointed hour...

 - Senatus consultum of Julius Caesar, 44 BC

It is absolutely impossible to sleep anywhere in the City. The perpetual traffic of wagons in the narrow winding streets... is sufficient to wake the dead.

 - The Satires of Juvenal, AD 117
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440194148, Mass Market Paperback)

A story of the supercharged world of the American car industry. From the grime and crime of a Detroit assembly line, through to the top-secret design studios and executive boardrooms and bedrooms, the author gives the reader a study of the motor metropolis.

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Master storyteller Arthur Hailey's #1 New York Times bestseller is a turbocharged thriller about America's automobile industry, from the bottom up Ford. Chrysler. General Motors. They were the Big Three, accused by critics of greed, monopoly, and abusing the public trust. In the shadows of these towering giants is American Motors, blazing its own path to greatness. Adam Trenton, the fiercely ambitious executive in charge of project development, wants to take the company into the future with the new, cutting-edge car he's developing, but his single-minded dedication has his neglected wife seeking dangerous thrills, making Adam vulnerable to a growing web of deceit, blackmail, and organized crime. From Detroit's inner city to its affluent suburbs, from the executive suites and secret design studios to the assembly line jungle and the maximum security testing grounds, Wheels is a breakneck ride full of human drama through one of America's most complex and competitive industries.… (more)

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