"The greatest real thrill that life offers is to create, to construct, to develop something useful. Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit. It is that spirit that creates our jobs": First Edition of Adventures of a White-Collar Man; Inscribed by Alfred P. Sloan
Adventures of a White-Collar Man.
Sloan, Alfred P.$1,200.00
Item Number: 54084
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1941.
First edition of the story of Alfred P. Sloan’s rise to become General Motors executive. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Alfred P. Sloan. Boldly signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “Alfred Sloan P. Sloan Jr New York July 22, 1964.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. Written in collaboration with Boyden Sparkes. Introduction by Karl T. Compton. Scarce and desirable signed by Sloan.
Adventures of a White-Collar Man details the birth of General Motors from a time frame when cars were being invented by a myriad of independent inventors and manufacturers. The storyline recaps Alfred P. Sloan Jr's start in the working world of the late 1800's and tracks the changes in the auto industry through to the consolidated conglomeration of General Motors in the 1940's.