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Hardcover – 1985
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From Library Journal
These two books present antithetical views of John DeLorean, the controversial automotive celebrity. DeLorean focuses on the car maker's drug arrest, his acquittal, and his evolution as a born-again Christian. It tells little about the ill-fated sports car. The naivete DeLorean conveys and his simplistic explanations at times seem implausible coming from a man of his stature. Hard Driving is an unflattering picture of DeLorean written by his former public relations director. Haddad presents a lucid picture of DeLorean's convoluted financial dealings and complicated political relationships with the governments of England and Northern Ireland. The DeLorean of Hard Driving is devious, amoral, and a ruthless man. For the auto historian or business student, Haddad's is the more valuable work. Both books have a place in public libraries. Jack F. Perretti, Continuing Education, Northwestern Connecticut Community Coll., Winsted
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I must say, it confirms more than it denies. Oh, the drug charges and trial were obvious government falsehoods, and John easily demolishes the evidence against him. Recounting the travesty trial takes over half the book, even though "Dream Maker" stops before the trial begins.
What was more interesting is his recounting of his life before the trial, and his very, very brief touching on the failure of DeLorean Motor Company. In these he reveals himself to be very vain, mean-spirited, self-centered and willing to blame everyone but himself. It is not pretty reading his cruel and tactless dismissals of his ex-wifes or business partners.
He starts the acknowledgements by saying that writing this book was good therapy. "In the beginning, [co-author] Ted [Schwarz] knew that I was bitter, angry and hostile. But as he and I talked through 1,200 pages of transcript, I slowly healed and developed a more balanced view, just as Ted knew I would."
Well, a few more months of healing would have been beneficial, because this book blames everybody for the downfall of JZD and DMC except the one person who, clearly, was to blame.
John's conversion to born-again Christianity, which dominates the last half of the book, is just another case of seeking to escape responsibility. Everything is "God's will."
In all, a fascinating glimpse into a slimy world of high stakes, high finance and huge egos.
I came wanting to hear a self-told story of of the maverick engineer I think many of us young professionals dream of being. Someone who challenges convention, shakes things up, and produces enough results to keep those critical at bay. This book is the only way to get his side of it all (With the exception of On a Clear Day You can See General Motors - another great read).
I highly recommend it for anyone curious about what happened in general, looking for his side of the story, or just interested in a brilliant man's life.
The book kept me pinned to the text and I got through the book very quickly! Highly recommended.