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Drive! : Henry Ford, George Selden, and the race to invent the auto age / Lawrence Goldstone.

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  • ISBN: 9780553394184
  • ISBN: 0553394185
  • Physical Description: x, 372 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-358) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: A day in court -- Power in a tube -- The man who would be king -- Made in Germany ... -- ... Perfected in France -- An uneasy romance with the horse -- Early Americans -- The self-created man -- Speed -- A road of one's own -- The once and future car -- Selden redux -- Ford begins his alphabet -- Man and dog over the Rockies -- Willie K. comes home -- Collision -- Willie K.'s road -- Palace coup -- The first shot of the revolution -- Mr. Selden comes to New York -- Ford Motor comes of age -- Around the world in 169 days -- Ford's phenomenon -- False end of a long trail -- It's never over ... -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: "A revelatory new history of the birth of the automobile, ... [a] true tale of invention, competition, and the visionaries, hustlers, and swindlers who came together to transform the world. In 1900, the Automobile Club of America sponsored the nation's first car show in New York's Madison Square Garden. The event was a spectacular success, attracting seventy exhibitors and nearly fifty thousand visitors. Among the spectators was an obscure would-be automaker named Henry Ford, who walked the floor speaking with designers and engineers, trying to gauge public enthusiasm for what was then a revolutionary invention. His conclusion: the automobile was going to be a fixture in American society, both in the city and on the farm-- and would make some people very rich. None, he decided, more than he. [This book] is the most complete account to date of the wild early days of the auto age ... [and] shows that the creation of the automobile was not the work of one man, but very much a global effort. ... With a narrative as propulsive as its subject, [the book] plunges us headlong into a time unlike any in history, when near-manic innovation, competition, and consumerist zeal coalesced to change the way the world moved."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Automobiles > History.
Automobile industry and trade > History.
Automobiles > Design and construction > History.
Automobile driving > History.
Transportation, Automotive > History.
HISTORY > United States > 20th Century.
TRANSPORTATION > Automotive > History.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Science & Technology.

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