C.S. Mott Biography on the Bricks


In this exclusive pre-release series of events, signed copies of the new official biography, “The Life of Charles Stewart Mott: Industrialist, Philanthropist, Mr. Flint,” will be available for purchase at select events in and around Flint with author Edward Renehan during Back to the Bricks week. On Saturday, Aug. 17, the author will be signing books on a table on the bricks during the Back to the Bricks Car Show (table across from Churchill’s near UM-Flint Pavilion).

Published by University of Michigan Press–official release in September 2019.

The name Charles Stewart Mott is today most widely recognizable when used in connection with the word Foundation. Established by the General Motors mogul in 1926, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has made grants in excess of $3 billion over the past nine decades, both in Mott’s adopted hometown of Flint, Michigan, and around the world. But philanthropy is only one reason the life of Mott—entrepreneur, industrialist, banker, mayor, and sometimes even cowboy—is worth knowing about today. This vivid biography portrays a complex, brilliant, often contradictory, and ultimately fascinating man. His life—both as a record of himself and as a reflection of his times—makes for a good and important story that will be enjoyed by readers interested in Michigan history and politics, the automotive industry, and global philanthropy.

For more information, please visit www.press.umich.edu.

More Meet the Author events:
• Tuesday, Aug. 13: Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor at 7 p.m. Author will give a book talk and sign copies.
• Friday, Aug. 16: Flint Public Library at 12:30 p.m. Author will give a book talk and sign copies.