I Invented the Modern Age

I Invented the Modern Age

The Rise of Henry Ford

Large Print - 2013
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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 side1 of his character went into an ever-deepening eclipse, even as the cultural change he initiated remade America. Book jacket.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
Edition: Center Point large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781611738278
Characteristics: 551 p. :,ill. --


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