NYT Holiday Books Edition Features Author Robert Coe Bluestone III’s ‘The Plant’

For five Outskirts Press authors, this is proving to be a very exciting time of year — when their books appear in the annual  the New York Times Holiday Books Edition. Published each December, this edition of the NYT Book Review is a special edition co-op ad that places your book ad front and center. This special holiday ad represents a unique — and rare — opportunity to gain priceless visibility, just in time for the holiday book-buying boom.

The New York Times Holiday Books Edition is distributed to nearly 5 million people, and in the pages of that edition is the Outskirts Press co-op announcement (featured at the end of this blog post). Today we shine the holiday spotlight on author Robert Coe Bluestone III’s non-fiction, The Plant.

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Robert “Blue” Bluestone started working at National Motors in 1964, when he was still in high school. At that time, The Plant was a city within a city, full of its own secrets, dangers, and rackets. Liquor was readily available from well-stocked bars (martini with olive, anyone?), gambling was a common occurrence, and prostitutes entertained their clients in the “All-American Room.” It was also a dangerous place to work, with many Plant Rats injured or killed, and it was a place where no one cared about racial differences. Black and white didn’t matter in this city—it was all about brotherhood. Blue had to quickly learn about the movers and shakers, who to cross and who not to cross, what to say and how to say it. But he caught on quickly and spent the next 40-plus years at The Plant. His witty and engaging book is the story of his life, with an insider’s view of the automotive industry as it evolved over the years.


About the Author: Robert Coe Bluestone III lives in Orlando, Florida, and worked in the auto industry for 42 years.

Take a peek at the New York Times Holiday Books Edition co-op ad that puts this book in front of nearly 5 million readers.

All of the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, and other Outskirts Press titles, are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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