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Janesville by Amy Goldstein • GM plants closing • manufacturing sector

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Book cover of Janesville by Amy Goldstein

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Recommendation 5 / 5

“The promise of Janesville has been the promise of America” – Senator Barack Obama, February 2008

The best business book of the year 2017 nominated by Financial Times and McKinsey. Amy Goldstein, the author of the book, has taken a deep dive into the community of Janesville, Wisconsin after General Motors has closed its oldest and the longest operating car factory in the United States. The factory and a whole city which made a huge contribution when, during World War II, it switched its assembly line from trucks to artillery shells…