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

Snow, Richard, 1947- (Author). Runnette, Sean. (Narrator).

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Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) BCD 338.762 SNO (Text) 30032001686150 AUDIOBOOK Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781452614465
  • Physical Description: 11 audio discs (approximately 13 hr., min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CTI] : Tantor Audio, [2013]

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General Note: Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Sean Runnette.
Summary, etc.: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.
Automobile engineers > United States > Biography.
Industrialists > United States > Biography.
Automobile industry and trade > United States > History.
Ford Model T automobile > History.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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