A dramatic biography of the intense Spanish industrialist and entrepreneur Eduardo Barreiros
Born in an impoverished area of Galicia, possessed of little schooling and not more cash, Eduardo Barreiros (1919–1992) rose to turn into an immensely profitable entrepreneur and one in all Spain’s so much in demand industrialists. during this attractive biography, the 1st on a Spanish entrepreneur in English, Hugh Thomas recounts Barreiros’s origins as an car mechanic, his good fortune within the motor undefined, his tragic alliance with the Chrysler company, and his little-known position as a motor founder in Eighties Cuba. Drawing on an unmatched wisdom of Spanish historical past, Lord Thomas additionally brings to mild Barreiros’s serious function within the modernization of the Spanish economic system within the post–Civil warfare years.
The e-book deals a close portrait of Don Eduardo’s character, personality, and diverse entrepreneurial endeavors, in addition to an entire account of the problems the Franco-era govt threw within the direction of his capitalist actions. the connection among Barreiros and the Chrysler company can also be defined, besides the failed avoid Dart undertaking that finally expense Barreiros his company. ultimately, the publication recounts Don Eduardo’s late-in-life efforts to aid identify a motor in Castro’s Cuba—a paradoxical end for an excellent capitalist.