Autobiography, Biography, Entertainment, History, Memoir, Nonfiction, Relationships

George W. Romney was a remarkable person. As Chairman of American Motors Corporation from 1954-1962 he saved that company from sure destruction and led it to its greatest success. He later became the most popular governor in Michigan history, a Republican stalwart beloved in a Democratic state. He ran for the presidency in 1967 and served as Secretary of HUD in the first Nixon administration before leaving over concerns about the president. More than a mere list of accomplishments, he also lived a romantic, heroic life. While still a child his family was chased out of their home in Mexico, becoming homeless refugees living in poverty. Even after the family reestablished itself in the United States they lived a hand-to-mouth existence, but Romney never lost hope. He believed that in America anyone could rise above their humble origins and accomplish anything they wanted to. He went from being a farmhand and carpenter to becoming the most famous CEO of his era. Seen as a steady, wholesome sort, he rashly quit college to win the hand of a beautiful Hollywood starlet he loved intensely.

In this book you’ll learn the story of one of the most remarkable men of the 20th-century, a man who combined sheer moral force with hard-driving determination to succeed. Honest, truthful, hard-working and decent, Romney was the sort of person who comes along rarely, and leaves us too soon. His type sets the standard by which others are judged. And for that we can be grateful.

One of America’s best-known automotive journalists is Patrick Foster, a dedicated historian/author who has been writing for more than twenty five years. Foster is a feature writer and also has regular columns in Hemmings Classic Car and Old Cars Weekly. He has written 22 books and contributed material to several others. Foster has won numerous writing awards including the AACA’s prestigious Thomas McKean Memorial Cup Award as the best book of automotive history for 1998. In 1997 one of his works was named Outstanding Periodical Article for the year by the Society of Automotive Historians. In 2011 Foster was honored with the Lee Iacocca Award, perhaps the most coveted award in the car hobby, for excellence in automotive writing. The 2015 International Automotive Media Council (IAMC) Awards saw him bring home a Silver Medal for an article on the 1930-1934 Nash automobiles, and a Bronze Medal for his book “Jeep- The History of America’s Greatest Vehicle.” In 2016 Foster again took home two awards from the IAMC event.