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Davis, Michael W. R. 1931-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 1,406 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Illustrated works  Photobooks  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: NA7205, 728.37097309041
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Most widely held works by Michael W. R Davis
Process improvement simplified : a how-to book for success in any organization by James B King( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's favorite homes : mail-order catalogues as a guide to popular early 20th-century houses by Robert Schweitzer( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Motors : a photographic history by Michael W. R Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit's wartime industry : arsenal of democracy by Michael W. R Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just as Detroit symbolizes the U.S. automobile industry, during World War II it also came to stand for all American industry's conversion from civilian goods to war material. The label "Arsenal of Democracy" was coined by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt in a fireside chat radio broadcast on December 29, 1940, nearly a year before the United States formally entered the war. Here is the pictorial story of one Detroiter's unique leadership in the miraculous speed Detroit's mass-production capacity was shifted to output of tanks, trucks, guns, and airplanes to support America's victory and of the struggles of civilians on the home front
Chrysler heritage : a photographic history by Michael W. R Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the history of the Chrysler Corporation through a collection of vintage photographs
Chevrolet, 1960-2012 by Michael W. R Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Images of America: Chevrolet: 19602012 is the second of a two-volume photographic history of Chevrolet, one of the worlds best-known automotive brands, symbolized by the bow tie emblem. From 1960 to 2012, the US auto industry and Chevrolet experienced." --Publisher description
Ford dynasty : a photographic history by Michael W. R Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chevrolet, 1911-1960 by Michael W. R Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chevrolet car and truck business traces its roots back to Michigan's lumber industry in the middle of the 19th century. Lumber mills gave way to carriage and wagon manufacturing and the claim, before motorcars burst on the scene, that Flint was the "vehicle capital of the world." This is the story of how those wagon makers quickly converted to producing automobiles, overtaking automotive pioneer and archrival Ford in sales, and building the Chevrolet brand into the global powerhouse entity it is today. This volume traces the first half (1911-1960) of Chevrolet's 100-year history in photographic detail and provides an unparalleled spotter guide for long-forgotten (or never-known) Chevrolet cars and trucks
The Ford fleet (1923-1989) by Clare J Snider( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mustang and the pony car revolution by Michael W. R Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduced at the opening of the New York World's Fair in April 1964, the Ford Mustang was based on mechanicals from the earlier Ford Falcon compact car. It quickly established a new motorcar category--the "pony car"--Which was widely copied by domestic and overseas competitors. From the outset, the Mustang represented inspired product planning and design, followed by brilliantly executed marketing. Ford's Mustang team effort used every tool in the vehicle-marketing toolbox: clever teases long before the new product went on sale, unprecedented publicity, simple but effective advertising, the stage at the World's Fair, movie placement, distribution of toy plastic models, and even a replica pedal car for the young drivers of the future. With a measure of luck, it became a classic case of releasing the right product at the right time, and Ford sold one million units in less than two years
Detroit area test tracks by Michael W. R Davis( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The catastrophic failure of a new but unproven copper-cooled Chevrolet in 1923 led the General Motors Corporation to buy back the 100 cars it had sold to the public and recall another 400 in company and dealer hands. As a result, in 1924 General Motors started building the industry's first scientific proving ground to test new vehicle designs before they were released for production and sale. Before this, all automakers tested new cars haphazardly on public roads and within limited engineering laboratories. Better known by the public as test tracks, the proving grounds became a source of curiosity for decades about the secrets they might hold. Detroit Area Test Tracks goes behind the test track walls to show how the facilities evolved and what typically takes place inside
The St. Clair River by Michael W. R Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willow Run by Randy Hotton( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1940, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt called for the production of 50,000 military airplanes. He then drafted the president of General Motors, William Knudsen, to mobilize industry in the United States. The automotive companies were called upon to produce a massive fleet of bombers, as well as tanks, trucks, guns, and engines. By the Willow Run, a sleepy little creek near Ypsilanti, Michigan, Ford Motor Company built the world's most famous bomber factory, which was the ultimate manifestation of the automotive industry's role in building armaments during World War II. By the spring of 1944, Willow Run was producing a four-engine B-24 bomber each hour on an assembly line. With tremendous assistance from the Yankee Air Museum, this book presents a pictorial history of Willow Run during World War II
Images of motoring : Ford dynasty : a photographic history by Michael W. R Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forsaken angels : in their own words : the personnel of the Chicago/Northwestern University Unit, U.S. Army Base Hospital 12, World War I, 1916-1919( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes correspondence of the editor's mother, Laura G. Huckleberry, nurse with the U.S. Army Base Hospital 12, in Etaples, France, to his father, John Erle Davis, who also served in France, as well as some letters by Davis; supplemented by memoir/diary entries by George R. Baker and Dr. M. Pinson Neal, also at U.S. Army Base Hospital 12
Images of motoring - : General Motors - a photographic history by Michael W. R Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Man and machine : C. Harold Wills and the Wills Sainte Claire by Michael W. R Davis( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Catalogue house companies by Michael W. R Davis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saginaw Valley companies played a key role in the manufacture of kit houses in the early part of the 20th century. Local companies such as Aladdin, Lewis/Liberty and Sterling of Bay City and Mershon and Morley of Saginaw were manufacturers of kit homes
 
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General Motors : a photographic history Images of motoring - : General Motors - a photographic history
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Detroit's wartime industry : arsenal of democracyChrysler heritage : a photographic historyFord dynasty : a photographic historyDetroit area test tracksThe St. Clair RiverImages of motoring : Ford dynasty : a photographic historyImages of motoring - : General Motors - a photographic history
Alternative Names
Davis, Michael

Davis, Michael W.

Languages
English (37)