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Faster, Higher, Farther

How One of the World's Largest Automakers Committed a Massive and Stunning Fraud

Jack Ewing (Author)

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“A rich history of a company whose cars, for better and worse, have touched millions of lives, a character study of a brilliant but deeply flawed leader, and a case study in how a corporate culture can turn toxic.” —Bethany McLean, New York Times Book Review

 Faster, Higher, Farther chronicles a corporate scandal that rivals those at Enron and Lehman Brothers—one that will cost Volkswagen more than $22 billion in fines and settlements. Through meticulous reporting, New York Times correspondent Jack Ewing documents why VW felt compelled to install “defeat devices” in diesel vehicles that unlawfully lowered CO2 levels during emissions testing, and how the fraud was committed, covered up, and finally detected. Faster, Higher, Farther is a briskly written account of unrivaled corporate greed. Updated with the latest information and a new afterword by the author.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-393-35591-8
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 384 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“A damning indictment of corporate malfeasance and… an accessible account of one of the most expensive business mistakes ever recorded.” — Patrick McGee, Financial Times

Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal takes readers through the combination of pressures that produced what may be the biggest corporate scandal ever, detailing the company’s personalities and the history behind the saga with fluency and wit.” — Atlantic

“Perversely engaging.” — Barron’s

“Exhaustive.” — Richard Epstein, Forbes

“A fantastic book.” — Catherine Wolfram, co-director of the Energy Institute at Haas, University of California, Berkeley

“This book, which races along like Jensen Button, tells the inside story of the Volkswagen scandal. Ewing tells it quite beautifully.” — Daily Mail

“Ewing reveals for the first time the true extent of the scandal.” — The Times (London)

“A must read.” — Handelsblatt

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