Mary Walton

Selected Works

History
"A visionary and a pioneer. . . . She went where most men and women would not have gone."
–Hillary Clinton
Non-fiction
"Consistently entertaining. . . . the rare business book that is a page turner."
New York Times Book Review
"A comprehensive analysis of Deming’s doctrine. . . . a good read."
New York Daily News

Works

A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot
Before Martin Luther King, there was the Quaker Alice Paul. A pioneer in nonviolent disobedience, she used daring techniques in pursuit of a federal suffrage amendment. Assaulted by mobs and jailed after picketing the White House, she and her supporters went on hunger strikes and were force-fed and brutalized.

Car: A Drama of the American Workplace
Following the 1996 Ford Taurus from a clay model in Detroit to its birth in an Atlanta assembly plant to its debut in a New Jersey dealership, Mary Walton documents the battles between designers and engineers, marketers and accountants, product guys and manufacturing guys in the race to #1.

The Deming Management Method
Following World War II, American statistician W. Edwards Deming traveled to Japan, where his lessons on how improve quality using statistical methods were enthusiastically adopted by top companies. In 1980, he was rediscovered in America and in the final decade of his life became one of America’s top quality consultants.











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