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PUBLICATIONS ABOUT EDUARDO BARREIROS AND HIS COMPANIES
The Foundation’s efforts to sustain and promulgate the memory of Eduardo Barreiros’ professional career have resulted in the publication of several books about his life and his work. The Foundation’s archives - which are available to all those who wish to study the history of business, the automotive industry and the lives of its protagonists - are an invaluable resource. Another resource that is equally important is the group of people who worked with Eduardo Barreiros and play a leading role in the events of the institution.
Barreiros. El Motor de España
The most recent publication sponsored by the Eduardo Barreiros Foundation, deserves a special comment. The book, the result of seven years of research by distinguished historian Hugh Thomas, was presented at Casa America in Madrid, on March 5, 2007. This engaging biography has been a great success, as proven by the numerous editions published in such a short period of time.
Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain
Yale University Press, 2000
A dramatic biography of the extraordinary Spanish industrialist and entrepreneur Eduardo Barreiros. Born in an impoverished region of Galicia, possessed of little education and less money, Eduardo Barreiros (1919–1992) rose to become an immensely successful entrepreneur and one of Spain’s most prominent industrialists. In this engaging biography, the first on a Spanish entrepreneur in English, Hugh Thomas recounts Barreiros’s origins as an auto mechanic, his success in the motor industry, his tragic alliance with the Chrysler Corporation, and his little-known role as a motor industry founder in 1980s Cuba. Drawing on an unrivalled knowledge of Spanish history, Lord Thomas also brings to light Barreiros’s critical role in the modernization of the Spanish economy in the post–Civil War years.The book offers a detailed portrait of Don Eduardo’s personality, character, and numerous entrepreneurial endeavors, as well as a full account of the difficulties the Franco-era government threw in the path of his capitalist activities. The relationship between Barreiros and the Chrysler Corporation is also described, along with the failed Dodge Dart project that ultimately cost Barreiros his business. Finally, the book recounts Don Eduardo’s late-in-life efforts to help establish a motor industry in Castro’s Cuba—a paradoxical conclusion for a great capitalist.
Eduardo Barreiros Foundation, Madrid, 2002
AUTHORS Manuel Santos Redondo and José Luis García Ruiz
FOREWORDS Magda Salarich and Mariluz Barreiros
PROLOG Hugh Thomas
PHOTOGRAPHS Eduardo Barreiros Foundation’s archives
This book is a photo essay about the life of Eduardo Barreiros, his family and the history of the Barreiros factory. It contains a revealing selection of photos and precise texts about Eduardo Barreiros’ work, which present, in the words of Magda Salarich, CEO and managing director of Citroën Spain, "a view of the voyage of this Spaniard who possessed a vision of the future as well as of contemporary Spanish history.”
The book was presented at the event celebrating the "50th anniversary of the opening of the Villaverde factory” (June 6, 2002). Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, President of the Community of Madrid, attended the event.