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Introduction: Forged in War. Tales of wartime Jeep adventures, where the trusty Jeep saved lives and won the day

Chapter One: A Legend Is Born, 1940-1941. The history of Willys-Overland and Bantam Motors and their roles in developing the wartime Jeep

Chapter Two: The Willys-Overland and Willys Motors Years, 1946-1963. Peacetime and military Jeeps produced by Willys-Overland and its successor, Willys Motors

Chapter Three: Mr. Kaiser's Jeep, 1964-1969. In 1963, Kaiser Industries changed the name of the company to Kaiser-Jeep Corporation, tried to grow the corporation in America, and laid
the groundwork for Jeep's amazing popularity overseas

Chapter Four: American Motors Takes the Wheel, 1970-1987. Jeep ownership transfers to AMC and Jeep's U.S. business grows nearly 700 percent

Chapter Five: Chrysler in Command, 1988-1998. The Iacocca years and how his Chrysler
Corporation built a whole new Jeep organization, one that could take the company to
the next level

Chapter Six: The DaimlerChrysler Fiasco, 1999-2007. The Daimler-Chrysler merger and how the
German company caused Jeep to lose its way

Chapter Seven: Tragedy and Triumph, 2007-2015. Jeep's comeback was temporarily derailed by
Chrysler's bankruptcy, but the division has since been able to pull itself out of the
basement and on to record-breaking years


About the Author

One of America's best-known automotive writers, Patrick R. Foster has spent over 30 years studying the automotive industry. The leading authority on AMC and its predecessors, Pat has written several books on that subject along with many others, including Jeep, Studebaker, Hudson, Kaiser-Frazer, and Metropolitan. His popular columns appear in Hemmings Classic Car and Old Cars Weekly, and he has won awards for his books and articles from the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) and SAH (Society of Automotive Historians). In 2011, he was honored with the Lee Iacocca Award-one of the most coveted awards in automotive writing. His website is The Olde Milford Press (

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