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William C. Durant

Business (8-Dec-1861 — 18-Mar-1947)


Lawrence R. Gustin. Billy Durant: Creator of General Motors. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 1973. 285pp.

Axel Madsen. The Deal Maker: How William C. Durant Made General Motors. New York: Wiley. 1999. 310pp.

William Pelfrey. Billy, Alfred, and General Motors. New York: AMACOM Books. 2006. 315pp.

Bernard A. Weisberger. The Dream Maker: William C. Durant, Founder of General Motors. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.. 1979. 396pp.


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  4. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.325)

  5. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.195)

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.301)

  7. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.208)

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