Charles K. Hyde is professor of history at Wayne State University. He has authored many books, most recently Riding the Roller Coaster: A History of the Chrysler Corporation (Wayne State University Press, 2003), which was selected as a 2004 Notable Book by the Library of Michigan.
Charles Hyde has written a scholarly but very accessible account of
the personal histories, manufacturing operations, and legacy of
John and Horace Dodge. The book is carefully documented and
contains useful endnotes and numerous illustrations including
cartoons, product advertisements, and photos of factories, cars,
yachts, and mansions. Charles Hyde concludes this informative work
with thoughtful remarks on the previously overlooked legacy of the
Dodge brothers, their company, and their motor cars."--Michigan
The critical importance of John and Horace Dodge, from their childhood in Niles to their company's merger with the Chrysler Corporation in 1928, is illustrated in this well-researched automotive history."--Mary Jane Happy "Heritage Newspapers "
True, the Dodge brothers and their company were historically important because of their contributions to rise of Ford and then Chrysler. But Hyde makes it clear that the Dodge brothers were very important manufacturers in their own right. He has written the definitive history of both the men and their firm."--Larry D. Lankton "Michigan Technological University "
Written by Professor Charles K. Hyde, who last year brought us the acclaimed history of Chrysler, Riding the Roller Coaster. Hyde leaves no stone unturned in his chronicle of two of the industry's most important pioneers. Thoroughly researched, the focus is squarely on the men, their contributions, and the legacy they have given to the auto world.--Old Cars Magazine