Contents
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:

CONTENTS Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix PART I. THE MAXWELL-BRISCOE YEARS, 1903–1912 1 Prologue to the Founding of Maxwell-Briscoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2 The Formation of the Maxwell-Briscoe Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3 Maxwell-Briscoe’s Rapid Rise in the Marketplace . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 4 Maxwell-Briscoe’s Failed Merger Attempts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 5 Maxwell-Briscoe as a Division of the United States Motor Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 6 The Dissolution of the U.S. Motor Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 PART II. THE MAXWELL MOTOR COMPANY YEARS, 1913–1920, AND THE MAXWELL MOTOR CORPORATION YEARS, 1921–1925 7 Walter Flanders and the New Maxwell Organization . . . . . . . . . . 99 8 Bankers Select Walter P. Chrysler to Save Maxwell . . . . . . . . . . 125 9 Maxwell Corporation Reorganized as Chrysler Corporation . . . 143 10 Briscoe, J. P. Maxwell, Flanders, and W. P. Chrysler in Later Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 APPENDIX: Maxwell Production/Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 ■ v ...