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by Ralph Nader

  • ISBN: 0552676829
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  • Author: Ralph Nader
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam (1973)
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • FB2 size: 1310 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile by Ralph Nader, published in 1965, is a landmark book for consumer auto safety which accused car manufacturers of resistance to the introduction of safety features (such as seat.

Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile by Ralph Nader, published in 1965, is a landmark book for consumer auto safety which accused car manufacturers of resistance to the introduction of safety features (such as seat belts), and their general reluctance to spend money on improving safety. This pioneering work contains substantial references and material from industry insiders. It was a best seller in non-fiction in 1966.

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I read 'Unsafe at Any Speed' when it first came ou. Reading this book gave me much insight into how incredibly unsafe automobiles were before Ralph Nader started his crusade for safety, which continues to this day! A must read! Published on June 5, 2015.

that would last six months or so. He said this book made people unload Corvairs cheap. It was good this was in Florida, not a place with harsh winters. 1970 did a term paper on Nader. Greed vs. safety and subterfuge disturbed me, I briefed a library copy, then found this book reasonably priced used. I was tickled the old hardback came in its slipcover.

Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-in Dangers of the American Automobile excoriated the American .

Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-in Dangers of the American Automobile excoriated the American automotive industry, based in Detroit, for its prioritization of style and design over consumer safety. Nader’s book eventually became a best seller and helped spur the passage of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act in 1966, the country’s first significant automobile safety legislation.

Landmark book and kind of difficult to find. This one was in better than acceptable shape.

On November 30, 1965, 32-year-old lawyer Ralph Nader publishes the muckraking book Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile. The book became a best-seller right away. It also prompted the passage of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, seat-belt laws in 49 states (all but New Hampshire) and a number of other road-safety initiatives

I don’t like Ralph Nader and I didn’t like the book, but there was definitely a role for government in automotive safety. On Nov. 30, 1965, Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile was published.

I don’t like Ralph Nader and I didn’t like the book, but there was definitely a role for government in automotive safety. If anything, he said, the regulations that followed leveled the playing field among automakers. It sets ground rules where everybody has to do something and nobody has to worry about being at a competitive disadvantage, he said. The first sentence did not mince words: For over half a century the automobile has brought death, injury and the most inestimable sorrow and deprivation to millions of people.

Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile by Ralph Nader, published in 1965, is a book detailing resistance by car manufacturers to the introduction of safety features, like seat belts, and their general reluctance to s. .

Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile by Ralph Nader, published in 1965, is a book detailing resistance by car manufacturers to the introduction of safety features, like seat belts, and their general reluctance to spend money on improving safety. It was a pioneering work of consumer advocacy, openly polemical but containing substantial references and material from industry insiders. It made Nader a household name and the style is often imitated.

Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile by Ralph Nader, published in 1965 .

Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile by Ralph Nader, published in 1965, is a landmark book for consumer auto safety which accused car manufacturers of resistance to the introduction of safety features (such as seat belts), and their general reluctance to spend mone. Following the publication of Unsafe at Any Speed, Nader led a group of volunteer law students-dubbed "Nader's Raiders"-in an investigation of the Federal Trade Commission, leading directly to that agency's overhaul and reform.

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Reviews about Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed - in Dangers of the American Automobile (7):
Adoranin
Landmark book and kind of difficult to find. This one was in better than acceptable shape. No markings. I'm really happy that we now have our own copy!
Dordred
I am honored to be the first reviewer of Ralph Nader's 1965 book that changed the course of AMerican automotive history. Oh, Amazon, my Amazon, thine algorhythms art a wonder!
Jerdodov
This is a book that should be on every high school curriculum, along with Huck Finn, Anne of Green Gables, the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Hamlet, and The Wealth of Nations.

Is it a masterpiece of literature or fine writing ? No.

And yet, it is, without question one of the more important, and ultimately influential, books written in the United States in the 20th century.

It should probably be read in conjunction with "My Years at General Motors" by Alfred P. Sloan. Both are great works by great men, from very different perspectives.
Altad
Dust jacket a little rough. Book is in excellent shape. Text is exceptional. Ralph Nader is one of a kind.
Irostamore
Great book!
Ranenast
Nader hit the nail right on the head with this book, exposing engineering problems in what was supposed to be a major new automobile. His research and writing are impeccable, and led to the demise of this dangerous machine. We are still fighting this battle, though, and probably always will, as long as thereis profit to be made in the auto industry, and as long as the American public places such a high value on trophy cars.
Kerdana
If my mom and dad had read this book when it was originally published my mom may not have allowed my dad to buy a car. Mr. Nader, in his book, revealed a side of the auto industry that was truly terrifying. Complete with statistical tables it is still worth a read all these decades later.
Very interesting read.....especially for anyone that might still believe that auto manufacturers have the public's safety as a priority. It is far more in depth on autos other than the Corvair and the dangerous blunders done by the big 3.

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