4169O7rCFyL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_“The Great Race captures the drama of a global competition for markets and new technology that is changing the auto industry and indeed the world in which we all live. It is a gripping read that takes us inside critical decisions in China and Japan and the United States. Tillemann’s experience as a tech entrepreneur focused on cars, his skill as a linguist (he is fluent in Chinese and Japanese), and his expertise on energy policy enable him to bring unique insights. The result is an epochal saga of leadership, money, power, global competition and innovation; and Tillemann tells it all superbly. Whether your “thing” is the clash of nations or the battle for global markets — or how fast you can get from zero to 60 — you’ll like The Great Race a lot. Indeed, you will race through it!” Daniel Yergin, author of The Quest and The Prize

“If you like cars, you will love this book. If you care about climate change, you will love this book. And if you want to find out how the United States is retaining its competitive and innovative edge in the world, in a tale that reads like a spy novel, you will love this book!” Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation

“No one is better positioned to write this book than Levi Tillemann. This book has much to say about how governments can succeed and also fail. Above all, The Great Race is a Great Read.” Peter Bergen, author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad and CNN’s National Security Analyst

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