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The Resource I invented the modern age : the rise of Henry Ford, Richard Snow

I invented the modern age : the rise of Henry Ford, Richard Snow

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I invented the modern age : the rise of Henry Ford
Title
I invented the modern age
Title remainder
the rise of Henry Ford
Statement of responsibility
Richard Snow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From an acclaimed popular historian comes a fresh, meticulous, and entertaining account of Henry Ford and his invention of the Model-T--the machine that defined the dawning age in America. Every century or so, our republic has been changed by a new technology: 170 years ago it was the railroad; today it's the microprocessor. But in the early twentieth century it was the gasoline-combustion engine, built by a young, unknown, industrious man named Henry Ford. Born into a steam-powered world, the young farm boy saw the advantages of internal combustion; using his innate mechanical abilities, hard work, and imagination he transformed our nation's industry and went on to become an American icon. In many ways, his story is well known; in just as many other ways, it is not. Richard Snow weaves together a fascinating narrative of Ford's rise to fame--as well as his creative personality and spirit--through his greatest invention, the Model T. The car transformed our nation in a decade, and made Ford a national hero. But then Ford soured, and the benevolent side of his character went into an ever-deepening eclipse, even as the cultural change he initiated remade America. Snow, who "writes with verve and a keen eye" (The New York Times Book Review) has written a highly pleasurable read, and shows us the remarkable man who invented the modern age"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1947-
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Snow, Richard
Dewey number
  • 338.7/629222092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
TL140.F6
LC item number
S66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ford, Henry
  • Ford, Henry
  • Ford, Henry
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Ford, Henry
  • Automobile engineers
  • Industrialists
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Ford Model T automobile
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Automobile engineers
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Ford Model T automobile
  • Industrialists
  • United States
  • Kraftfahrzeugindustrie
  • Ford Modell T
  • Fließfertigung
  • Geschichte
  • USA
  • Automobile engineers
  • Industrialists
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Ford Model T automobile
Label
I invented the modern age : the rise of Henry Ford, Richard Snow
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/576/9781451645576/image/lgcover.9781451645576.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-346) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. A homecoming : Saving the farm, then saving the entire past ; Between the steam engine and the Apple ; "Nobody knew anything about cars" ; Fordism -- 2. "My toys were all tools" : The boy who hated farming ; McGuffey's "new green world" ; Steam and clockwork ; A house without a mainspring ; "The biggest event in those early years" ; Into Detroit --3. Clara : "He's a thinking, serious person" ; Winning a dead man's job ; Electricity ; A baby and a seventh home ; The Christmas Eve engine -- 4. Working from the ground up : Making a car in a world without any ; "A colorless, limpid, innocent-appearing liquid" ; The Bagley Avenue woodshed ; America's first car race ; Henry Ford's first car -- 5. What Edison said : Ford's first sale ; "There's a young fellow who has made a gas car" ; Ford's first company ; A winter drive with "civilization's latest lisp" ; Dissolution: "Henry wasn't ready" -- 6. "Glory and dust" : "We had to race" ; Smiling Billy's World's Championship Sweepstakes ; Ford vs. Winton: "a thin man can run faster than a fat one" ; The Henry Ford Company ; "The materialization of a nightmare" -- 7. The seven-million-dollar letter : Malcomson's gamble ; From a toy printing press ; The Dodge brothers ; The Ford Motor Company ; "This business cannot last" ; The (first) Model A ; "Boss of the road" -- 8. Ford finds his greatest asset : "Who in hell are you?" ; Couzens bosses the boss ; The cars get shipped ; The importance of dealers ; An earthquake proves the Model A ; Parasites ; Who was Malcomson? -- 9. Inventing the universal car : Who wanted it? ; Sorensen's locked room ; Steering wheel on the left, forever ; New experts, new engine, new steel, new car ; "Without doubt the greatest creation in automobiles ever placed before a people
  • 10. The man who owned every car in America : Selden files a patent on all gas-powered automobiles and sues their makers ; The court finds for him ; Most carmakers give in ; Ford won't pay "graft money" ; A second trial ; "One of the greatest things Mr. Ford did -- 11. The Model T takes over : New York to Seattle on thin ice ; Learning to drive the Model T ; Birth of a dealer ; The farmer and the car ; Caring for your Model T ; The perils of starting it ; "Funny stories about the Ford ; Five thousand accessories ; Remaking the nation in a decade: "I'll go without food before I'll go without my car -- 12. Terrible efficiency : The Crystal Palace ; Taking the work to the worker ; Speeding up ; The twentieth century's only industrial revolution ; The workers hate it -- 13. The five-dollar day : Couzens and his conscience ; "It's a good round number" ; Ford bids against himself ; "Every worker a potential customer" ; Ford at his zenith -- 14. Simple purposes : Telling workers how to live ; Ugly enough to be a minister ; War ; Ford on the American soldier: "lazy, crazy, or just out of a job" ; Couzens quits ; "Great war to end Christmas Day: Ford to stop it" ; From "peace angel to Vulcan" -- 15. The expert : The Rouge rises ; The Dodge brothers sue ; "We don't seem to be able to keep the profits down" ; Sandbagging the shareholders ; Probing Ford's ignorance in court: "did you ever hear of Benedict Arnold?" -- 16. The international Jew : The problems of civilization traced to their source ; The Dearborn Independent ; Liebold ; "Let's have some sensationalism" ; "Jewish degradation of American baseball" ; Two U.S. presidents ask Ford to stop his campaign ; He carries it on for ninety-one issues of the Independent ; Ford apologizes, saying he had no idea what was in his newspaper -- 17. The end of the line : Edsel ; His powerless power in the company ; Evangeline Dahlinger and her houses and horses ; The "executive scrap heap" ; How to join it: suggest changing the Model T ; Sales dwindle ; Edsel fights ; The last Model T ; What the car had done -- Epilogue : The Model A ; "The Rouge is no fun anymore" ; Buying every steam engine ; "Maybe I pushed the boy too hard" ; The reluctant armorer of Democracy ; To bed by candlelight
Control code
ocn800031945
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 364 pages
Isbn
9781451645583
Lccn
2012037554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451645576
  • (OCoLC)800031945
Label
I invented the modern age : the rise of Henry Ford, Richard Snow
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/576/9781451645576/image/lgcover.9781451645576.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. A homecoming : Saving the farm, then saving the entire past ; Between the steam engine and the Apple ; "Nobody knew anything about cars" ; Fordism -- 2. "My toys were all tools" : The boy who hated farming ; McGuffey's "new green world" ; Steam and clockwork ; A house without a mainspring ; "The biggest event in those early years" ; Into Detroit --3. Clara : "He's a thinking, serious person" ; Winning a dead man's job ; Electricity ; A baby and a seventh home ; The Christmas Eve engine -- 4. Working from the ground up : Making a car in a world without any ; "A colorless, limpid, innocent-appearing liquid" ; The Bagley Avenue woodshed ; America's first car race ; Henry Ford's first car -- 5. What Edison said : Ford's first sale ; "There's a young fellow who has made a gas car" ; Ford's first company ; A winter drive with "civilization's latest lisp" ; Dissolution: "Henry wasn't ready" -- 6. "Glory and dust" : "We had to race" ; Smiling Billy's World's Championship Sweepstakes ; Ford vs. Winton: "a thin man can run faster than a fat one" ; The Henry Ford Company ; "The materialization of a nightmare" -- 7. The seven-million-dollar letter : Malcomson's gamble ; From a toy printing press ; The Dodge brothers ; The Ford Motor Company ; "This business cannot last" ; The (first) Model A ; "Boss of the road" -- 8. Ford finds his greatest asset : "Who in hell are you?" ; Couzens bosses the boss ; The cars get shipped ; The importance of dealers ; An earthquake proves the Model A ; Parasites ; Who was Malcomson? -- 9. Inventing the universal car : Who wanted it? ; Sorensen's locked room ; Steering wheel on the left, forever ; New experts, new engine, new steel, new car ; "Without doubt the greatest creation in automobiles ever placed before a people
  • 10. The man who owned every car in America : Selden files a patent on all gas-powered automobiles and sues their makers ; The court finds for him ; Most carmakers give in ; Ford won't pay "graft money" ; A second trial ; "One of the greatest things Mr. Ford did -- 11. The Model T takes over : New York to Seattle on thin ice ; Learning to drive the Model T ; Birth of a dealer ; The farmer and the car ; Caring for your Model T ; The perils of starting it ; "Funny stories about the Ford ; Five thousand accessories ; Remaking the nation in a decade: "I'll go without food before I'll go without my car -- 12. Terrible efficiency : The Crystal Palace ; Taking the work to the worker ; Speeding up ; The twentieth century's only industrial revolution ; The workers hate it -- 13. The five-dollar day : Couzens and his conscience ; "It's a good round number" ; Ford bids against himself ; "Every worker a potential customer" ; Ford at his zenith -- 14. Simple purposes : Telling workers how to live ; Ugly enough to be a minister ; War ; Ford on the American soldier: "lazy, crazy, or just out of a job" ; Couzens quits ; "Great war to end Christmas Day: Ford to stop it" ; From "peace angel to Vulcan" -- 15. The expert : The Rouge rises ; The Dodge brothers sue ; "We don't seem to be able to keep the profits down" ; Sandbagging the shareholders ; Probing Ford's ignorance in court: "did you ever hear of Benedict Arnold?" -- 16. The international Jew : The problems of civilization traced to their source ; The Dearborn Independent ; Liebold ; "Let's have some sensationalism" ; "Jewish degradation of American baseball" ; Two U.S. presidents ask Ford to stop his campaign ; He carries it on for ninety-one issues of the Independent ; Ford apologizes, saying he had no idea what was in his newspaper -- 17. The end of the line : Edsel ; His powerless power in the company ; Evangeline Dahlinger and her houses and horses ; The "executive scrap heap" ; How to join it: suggest changing the Model T ; Sales dwindle ; Edsel fights ; The last Model T ; What the car had done -- Epilogue : The Model A ; "The Rouge is no fun anymore" ; Buying every steam engine ; "Maybe I pushed the boy too hard" ; The reluctant armorer of Democracy ; To bed by candlelight
Control code
ocn800031945
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 364 pages
Isbn
9781451645583
Lccn
2012037554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451645576
  • (OCoLC)800031945

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