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Lee Iacocca

Born October 15, 1924 (1924-10-15) (age 83)
Flag of the United States Allentown, Pennsylvania
Occupation Philanthropist,
former Chrysler CEO,
former Ford President
Website
http://www.leeiacocca.com/
http://www.iacoccafoundation.org/

Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca (born October 15, 1924) is an American industrialist most commonly known for his revival of the Chrysler Corporation in the 1980s[1], serving as President and CEO from 1978 and additionally as chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992. Among the most widely recognized businessmen in the world, he was a passionate advocate of U.S. business exports during the 1980s. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Iacocca: An Autobiography (with William Novak), and Where have all the Leaders Gone? Image File history File links Summary Lee Iacocca headshot Template:Headshot Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ... For other uses, including the Chrysler Brand, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... For other uses, including the Chrysler Brand, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Iacocca: An Autobiography is Lee Iacoccas best selling autobiography, originally published in 1984. ... Where have all the Leaders gone? is New York Times Bestseller book written by the former CEO of Chrysler, Mr. ...

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Early life

Iacocca was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania to Nicola and Antonietta Perrotta, Italian immigrants (from San Marco dei Cavoti, Benevento) who had settled in Pennsylvania's steel making belt. Iacocca graduated from William Allen High School in the city of his birth and Lehigh University in neighboring Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with a degree in industrial engineering. He is an alumnus of Theta Chi Fraternity. After graduating from Lehigh, he won the Wallace Memorial Fellowship and went to Princeton University, where he took his electives in politics and plastics. He then began a career at Ford Motor Company as an engineer. Eventually becoming dissatisfied with that job, he switched career paths at Ford, entering the company's sales force. He was quite successful in sales, and he moved up through the ranks of Ford, moving ultimately to product development[2]. Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... San Marco dei Cavoti is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 570 km northwest of Naples and about 560 km northwest of Benevento. ... Benevento is a town and comune of Campania, Italy, capital of the province of Benevento, 50 km northeast of Naples. ... For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ... William Allen High School is a public high school located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. ... Location in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania Location within Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States State Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741 Government  - Mayor John B. Callahan Area  - Total 19. ... Theta Chi (ΘΧ) is an international college fraternity for men. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Plastic (disambiguation). ... “Ford” redirects here. ...


Iacocca was married to Mary McCleary in 1956. McCleary died in 1983 after a decades-long struggle with diabetes[3]. Both before and after her death, Iacocca became a strong advocate for better medical treatment of diabetes patients, who frequently faced debilitating and fatal complications. Iacocca married his second wife Peggy Johnson on 17-Apr-1986 and they were divorced in 1987 - he had the marriage annulled after 19 months. He married a third wife, Darrien Earle, in 1991. They were divorced 3 years later in 1994[4].


Ford

Iacocca joined Ford Motor Company in the early 1950s and after a brief stint on engineering, he quickly asked to be moved to sales and marketing where his career flourished. While working in a local district for sales, Iacocca gained national recognition in 1956 with his "56 for 56" campaign, offering $56 monthly payment loans for 1956 model year cars. His campaign went national and Iacocca was called to Dearborn where he quickly moved through the ranks to become President of the Ford Division on his 40th birthday, October 15, 1964. “Ford” redirects here. ... Engineering is the discipline and profession of applying scientific knowledge and utilizing natural laws and physical resources in order to design and implement materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that realize a desired objective and meet specified criteria. ...


Iacocca was involved with the design of several successful Ford automobiles, most notably the Ford Mustang. Also, he was responsible for the Lincoln Continental Mark III, the Ford Fiesta and the revival of the Mercury brand in the late 1960's, including the introduction of the Mercury Cougar and Mercury Marquis[5]. He was also the "moving force," as one court put it, behind the notorious Ford Pinto [6]. He promoted other ideas which did not reach the marketplace as Ford products. These included cars ultimately introduced by Chrysler- the K car and the minivan. Eventually, he became the president of the Ford Motor Company, but he clashed with Henry Ford II and ultimately, in 1978, he was fired by Henry II, despite Ford posting a $2 billion profit for the year[7]. For other Ford Mustang mdels and concepts, see Ford Mustang Variants. ... 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III. See Lincoln Mark for a complete overview of the Lincoln Mark Series. ... The Ford Fiesta is a mid-class supermini car designed and built by the Ford Motor Company in Europe, and also manufactured in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, China, India and South Africa. ... Mercury is an automobile marque of the Ford Motor Company founded in 1939 to market near-luxury cars slotted between entry-level Ford and luxury Lincoln models, similar to General Motors Buick (and former Oldsmobile) brand and Chryslers Chrysler brand. ... The Mercury Cougar was an automobile sold under the Mercury brand of the Ford Motor Companys Lincoln-Mercury Division. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The Ford Pinto was a subcompact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market, first introduced on September 11, 1970, and built through the 1980 model year. ... 1987 Plymouth Reliant K The Chrysler Corporations K-Car platform of the 1980s ranks as one of the most overt uses of platform sharing in automotive history. ... It has been suggested that Mini MPV be merged into this article or section. ... Henry Ford II Henry Ford II (September 4, 1917 — September 29, 1987), commonly known as Hank the Deuce, was the son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford. ...


Chrysler

After being fired at Ford, Lee was aggressively courted by the Chrysler Corporation, which was on the verge of going out of business (at the time, the company was losing millions due to recalls of the Chrysler F platform vehicles, the Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volare)[8]. Iacocca joined Chrysler and began rebuilding the entire company from the ground up, laying off many workers, selling Chrysler's loss-making European division to Peugeot, and bringing in many former associates from his former company. Also from Ford, Iacocca brought to Chrysler the MiniMax project which turned into the wildly successful minivan[9]. Interestingly, Henry Ford II wanted nothing to do with the MiniMax, making it a doomed project at Ford. Hal Sperlich, the driving force behind the MiniMax at Ford had been fired a few months before Iacocca and was waiting for him at Chrysler to make automotive history. The Chrysler Corporation was a United States-based automobile manufacturer that existed independently from 1925–1998. ... Chryslers F platform was used by the rear wheel drive cars in the 1970s. ... The Dodge Aspen (produced from 1976 to 1980) was a compact car from Chrysler Corporations Dodge division; its rebadged counterpart was the Plymouth Volaré. It was launched as a two-door coupe, a four-door sedan, and a unique-for-the-segment station wagon. ... The Dodge Aspen was a midsize car of the 1970s from Chryslers Dodge brand. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Peugeot is a major French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën. ...


Iacocca started as Chrysler's chairman, and began a heavy restructuring of Chrysler. At the time Iacocca took over, Chrysler was on the verge of bankruptcy, as it was focusing most of its money on large, fuel thirsty cars that the public didn't want due to a fuel crisis at the time. First, Iacocca announced plant closures, job layoffs, and his plans for the company. His next move was cutting several large models, which were heavily unprofitable, and put the subcompact Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon into production. The Omni and Horizon became instant hits, selling over 300,000 units each their debut year, showing what was to come for Chrysler - yet somewhat ironically the Omni and Horizon had been designed by the European division of the company which Iacocca had axed in 1978. Plymouth Horizon The Dodge Omni and the similar Plymouth Horizon were front wheel drive subcompact cars introduced by the Dodge and Plymouth divisions of Chrysler Corporation in North America in 1978. ... The Dodge Omni and similar Plymouth Horizon was a front-drive, subcompact car introduced by the Dodge and Plymouth divisions of Chrysler Corporation in North America in 1978. ...


Realizing that the company would go out of business if it did not receive a significant amount of money to turn the company around, Iacocca approached the United States Congress in 1979 and asked for a loan guarantee. While it is sometimes said that Congress lent Chrysler the money, it, in fact, only guaranteed the loans. Most thought this was an unprecedented move, but Iacocca pointed to the government bail-outs of the airline and railroad industries, arguing that more jobs were at stake in Chrysler's possible demise. In the end, though the decision was controversial, Iacocca received the loan guarantee from the government[10]. Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


After receiving this reprieve, Chrysler released the first of the K-Car line, the Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant in 1981, compact automobiles based on design proposals that Ford had rejected during Iacocca's tenure there. Coming right after the oil crisis of the 1970s, these small, efficient and inexpensive, front-wheel drive cars sold rapidly. In addition, two years later Chrysler released the minivan, based on a proposal of a key engineering executive Hal Sperlich who joined Chrysler after being dismissed by Ford; to this day, Chrysler leads the automobile industry in minivan sales[citation needed]. Because of these three cars, and the reforms Iacocca implemented, the company turned around quickly and was able to repay the government-backed loans seven years earlier than expected. 1987 Plymouth Reliant K The Chrysler Corporations K-Car platform of the 1980s ranks as one of the most overt uses of platform sharing in automotive history. ... The Dodge Aries was an automobile sold by the Chrysler Corporation from 1981 to 1989. ... Plymouth Reliant sedan with second facelift The Plymouth Reliant was one of the first two so-called K-cars (the other being the Dodge Aries) the Chrysler Corporation introduced for the 1981 model year. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... It has been suggested that Mini MPV be merged into this article or section. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ...


Iacocca was also responsible for Chrysler's acquisition of AMC in 1987, which brought the profitable Jeep division under Chrysler's corporate umbrella. It also created the short-lived Eagle division, formed from the remnants of AMC. By this time, AMC had already finished most of the work with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which Iacocca desperately wanted. The Grand Cherokee would not be released until 1992 for the 1993 model year, at which time Iacocca left Chrysler[11]. American Motors Corporation (AMC) was an American automobile company formed on January 14, 1954 by the merger of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and the Hudson Motor Car Company. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Jeep (disambiguation). ... Eagle was a marque of automobiles sold in the United States and Canada from 1988 to 1998. ... The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size sport utility vehicle produced by the Jeep division of DaimlerChrysler. ...


Throughout the 1980s, Iacocca appeared in a raft of commercials for Dodge and Plymouth vehicles. For other uses, see Dodge (disambiguation). ...


Other work and activities

In May 1982, Ronald Reagan appointed Iacocca to head the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, which was created to raise funds for the renovation and preservation of the Statue of Liberty. He continues to serve on the board of the foundation. Reagan redirects here. ... For other monuments to freedom, see Monument of Liberty. ... Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. ...


In 1984, Iacocca co-authored (with William Novak) his autobiography, titled Iacocca: An Autobiography. It was a hugely successful book, proving to be the best selling non-fiction hardback book of 1984 and 1985. The proceeds of the book's sales benefitted diabetes research. Iacocca: An Autobiography is Lee Iacoccas best selling autobiography, originally published in 1984. ...


Iacocca appeared on an episode of Miami Vice, playing Park Commissioner Lido in episode #44 (titled Sons and Lovers) on May 9, 1986. The name of the character is a play on his birth name. Also, he was frequently quoted by Izzy Moreno, one of the show's regular characters. For the 2006 movie, see Miami Vice (film). ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1988, Iacocca co-authored (with Sonny Kleinfeld) Talking Straight[12] , a book meant as a counter-balance to Akio Morita's Made in Japan, a non-fiction book praising Japan's post-war hard-working culture. Talking Straight praised the innovation and creativity of Americans.[13] Talking Straight (1988 Bantam Books)[1] is a book written by Lee Iacocca, then CEO of Chrysler Motors, with Sonny Kleinfeld. ... Akio Morita on the cover of his autobiography Made in Japan Akio Morita (盛田昭夫 Morita Akio, January 26, 1921 in Nagoya, Japan – October 3, 1999 in Tokyo) was a co-founder of Sony Corporation. ... Made in Japan - Sony biography Made in Japan is the autobiography of the late Akio Morita, the Japanese cofounder and former chairman of the Sony corporation. ...


Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey considered appointing Iacocca to the U.S. Senate in 1991 after the death of Senator H. John Heinz III, but declined. List of Pennsylvania Governors The office of Pennsylvania governor was created by the states Constitution of 1790. ... “Robert Casey” redirects here. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... John Heinz Henry John Heinz III (October 23, 1938 – April 4, 1991) was an American politician from Pennsylvania, a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives (1971–1977) and the United States Senate (1977–1991). ...


In 1999 Iacocca was the head of EV Global Motors Co. a company formed to develop and market electric bikes with a top speed of 15 mph and a range of 20 miles between recharging at wall outlets. [14]


Politically, Iacocca supported the successful Republican candidate George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election. In the 2004 presidential election, however, he endorsed Bush's unsuccessful opponent, Democrat John Kerry[15]. Most recently, in Michigan's 2006 Gubernatorial race, Iacocca appeared in televised political ads endorsing Republican candidate Dick DeVos,[16] who lost. He has endorsed New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson for President in the 2008 Presidential Election. GOP redirects here. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential election results map. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... Dick DeVos Dick DeVos (born Richard DeVos, Jr. ... This is a list of Governors of the state of New Mexico (est. ... For other persons named William Richardson, see William Richardson (disambiguation). ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... ...


Following the death of Iacocca's wife from diabetes, he has become an active supporter of research to find a cure for the disease, and has been one of the main patrons of the innovative diabetes research of Denise Faustman at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2000, Iacocca founded Olivio Premium Products, which manufactures the Olivio line of food products made from olive oil. He donates all profits from the company to diabetes research. In 2004, Iacocca launched Join Lee Now[17], a national grassroots campaign that will bring Faustman's research to human clinical trials in 2006. For the disease characterized by excretion of large amounts of very dilute urine, see diabetes insipidus. ... Dr. Denise Faustman Denise Faustman, is a U.S. physician and medical researcher. ... Massachusetts General Hospital (often abbreviated to Mass General or just MGH) is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and biomedical research facility in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Olivio Premium Products, Inc. ... Olivio is the brand name for condiments and cooking oils manufactured by Olivio Premium Products. ... For the Popeye character, see Olive Oyl. ... A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a political movement) is one driven by the constituents of a community. ...


Iacocca has been an advocate of "Nourish the Children", an initiative of Nu Skin Enterprises[18], since its inception in 2002. He is currently its chairman. He takes an active interest in the initiative and helped to donate a generator for the Malawi, Africa VitaMeal plant. Also see: 2002 (number). ...


On May 17, 2007, Simon & Schuster published Iacocca's new book, Where Have All the Leaders Gone?[19] co-written with Catherine Whitney [20]. An article with the same title, and same two co-authors, has recently appeared. [21] In the book, Iacocca writes: Jean-François Millet Le Semeur (The Sower) Simon & Schuster logo, circa 1961. ...

Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course." Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I'll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out!

On December 3, 2007, Iacocca launched a website[22] intended to encourage open dialogue about the challenges of our time, such as what soaring health care costs are doing to America and why the U.S. lags so far behind in developing alternative energy sources and hybrid vehicles. The site also promotes Iacocca's book Where Have All the Leaders Gone and allows users to rate presidential candidates by the qualities Iacocca feels every true leader should possess: curiosity, creativity, communication, character, courage, conviction, charisma, competence and common sense.


Lehigh University support

Iacocca led the funding campaign to expand Lehigh University into buildings formerly owned by Bethlehem Steel. Iacocca Hall on the Mountaintop Campus of Lehigh University houses the College of Education, the biology and chemical engineering departments, and The Iacocca Institute, which is focused on global competitiveness. Bethlehem Steel Corporations flagship manufacturing facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...


Desales University support

Center Valley, Pa. The Tv/Film Studios are named for Iacocca for donating generous amounts of money to the University and Tv/Film program.[citation needed]


"Return" to Chrysler

Iacocca retired as President, CEO and Chairman of Chrysler at the end of 1992. In 1995, he assisted in billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's hostile takeover of Chrysler, which was ultimately unsuccessful. The next year, Kerkorian and Chrysler made a five-year agreement that includes a gag order preventing Iacocca from speaking publicly about Chrysler. [1] Kerkor Kirk Kerkorian (born June 6, 1917) is an American billionaire, and president/CEO of Tracinda Corporation, his private holding company based in Beverly Hills, California. ... Hostile takeover can refer to: For the business usage see takeover. ...


In July 2005, Iacocca returned to the airwaves[1] as Chrysler's pitchman, along with stars such as Jason Alexander and Snoop Dogg, to promote Chrysler's "Employee Pricing Plus" program; the ads reprise the "If you can find a better car, buy it" line that was Iacocca's trademark in the 1980s. In return for his services, Iacocca and DaimlerChrysler agreed that his fees, plus a $1 donation per vehicle sold from July 1 through December 31, 2005, would be donated to the Iacocca Foundation for diabetes research. Iacocca appeared in a 2005 Iacocca/Chrysler commercial with an actress, not his actual granddaughter,[23] which many people think. Jason Alexander (born Jason Scott Greenspan on September 23, 1959) is a Jewish American television, cinema and musical theatre actor, best known for his role as George Costanza on the hit television series Seinfeld. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... “(TM)” redirects here. ... DaimlerChrysler AG (ISIN: DE0007100000) is a German car corporation and the worlds eighth largest car manufacturer. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ...


In popular culture

Iacocca's legacy can be noted by parodies and mentions in film and other media. In the 1987 movie, RoboCop, which takes place in future Detroit, one "Mediabreak" reports an incident that took place at fictitious "Lee Iacocca Elementary School." More recently, in the The Office episode "Cocktails", Michael Scott toasts with a glass of 20-year, single malt scotch, "To Mr. Iacocca and his failed experiment, the De Lorean." (Iacocca had nothing to do with the De Lorean car. John De Lorean, the automotive engineer, worked for Packard and GM, but not Chrysler.) Incidentally, one of the writers, producers, and stars of The Office is B.J. Novak, whose father is William Novak, co-author of Iacocca's autobiography. RoboCop is a 1987 science-fiction, action movie and satire of business-driven capitalism, directed by Paul Verhoeven. ... The Office is a television show, broadcast by NBC and co-produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille Productions, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Office (US) Cocktails is the seventeenth episode of the third season of the US version of The Office. ... Single malt Scotch is a type of Scotch whisky, distilled by a single distillery, using malted barley as the only grain ingredient. ... The De Lorean DMC-12 is a sports car that was manufactured by the De Lorean Motor Company for the American market from 1981 to 1983 in Northern Ireland. ... The Office is a television show, broadcast by NBC and co-produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille Productions, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio. ... Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak (born July 31, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts), better known as B.J. Novak, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who can be seen as Ryan Howard on the NBC sitcom The Office. ...


Chrysler's loan guarantee controversy was parodied by folk singer Tom Paxton in his song "I'm Changing My Name to Chrysler" as a (not particularly serious) way for individuals to get out of their own financial problems. Part of the chorus of the song goes, "I will tell some power broker/What he did for Iacocca/Will be perfectly acceptable to me." Iacocca was further referenced in the long-time unreleased Neil Young song 'Ordinary People' refers to 'Lee Iacocca people'. It was released on the album Chrome Dreams II in October 2007. Thomas R. Paxton was born October 31, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest child of Burton and Esther Paxton. ... Chrome Dreams II is a forthcoming album by Canadian rock musician Neil Young. ...


Notes

  1. ^ a b Iacocca, Away From the Grind, Still Has a Lot to Say. The New York Times (2005-07-19). Retrieved on 2008-04-17.
  2. ^ Howard Johns: Hollywood Celebrity Playground, Barricade Books, Fort Lee, NJ (2006). ISBN-13: 9781569803035 ISBN: 156980303X
  3. ^ Howard Johns: Hollywood Celebrity Playground, Barricade Books, Fort Lee, NJ (2006). ISBN-13: 9781569803035 ISBN: 156980303X
  4. ^ Howard Johns: Hollywood Celebrity Playground, Barricade Books, Fort Lee, NJ (2006). ISBN-13: 9781569803035 ISBN: 156980303X
  5. ^ Howard Johns: Hollywood Celebrity Playground, Barricade Books, Fort Lee, NJ (2006). ISBN-13: 9781569803035 ISBN: 156980303X
  6. ^ Ford Pinto reference
  7. ^ Howard Johns: Hollywood Celebrity Playground, Barricade Books, Fort Lee, NJ (2006). ISBN-13: 9781569803035 ISBN: 156980303X
  8. ^ Howard Johns: Hollywood Celebrity Playground, Barricade Books, Fort Lee, NJ (2006). ISBN-13: 9781569803035 ISBN: 156980303X
  9. ^ Howard Johns: Hollywood Celebrity Playground, Barricade Books, Fort Lee, NJ (2006). ISBN-13: 9781569803035 ISBN: 156980303X
  10. ^ Howard Johns: Hollywood Celebrity Playground, Barricade Books, Fort Lee, NJ (2006). ISBN-13: 9781569803035 ISBN: 156980303X
  11. ^ Howard Johns: Hollywood Celebrity Playground, Barricade Books, Fort Lee, NJ (2006). ISBN-13: 9781569803035 ISBN: 156980303X
  12. ^ ISBN 0-553-05270-5
  13. ^ Amazon.com editorial reviews of Talking Straight
  14. ^ Car czar Iacocca now hypes bikes
  15. ^ CNN report on Iacocca and Kerry
  16. ^ Ad Punch.org report on DeVos political ads
  17. ^ Join Lee Now website
  18. ^ Nu Skin Enterprises website
  19. ^ Where Have All the Leaders Gone on bookstandard.com
  20. ^ Catherine Whitney reference
  21. ^ http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/1145/1/
  22. ^ Lee Iacocca
  23. ^ 2005 commercial article

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Further reading

  • Iacocca, Lee (2007). Where Have All the Leaders Gone. Scribner. ISBN 1416532471. 
  • Vlasic, Bill and Bradley A. Stertz (2000). Taken for a Ride: How Daimler-Benz Drove off with Chrysler. William Morrow & Company. ISBN 0688173055. 
  • Iacocca, Lee and William Novak (1986 reissue). Iacocca: An Autobiography. Bantam. ISBN 978-0553251470

Iacocca: An Autobiography is Lee Iacoccas best selling autobiography, originally published in 1984. ...

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