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Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, 1903-2003
The saga of how Henry Ford and Ford Motor Co. chan

 
Our Price: $35.00
By Douglas Brinkley (au)
Year: 2003
Pages: 858
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-670-03181-X

Product Code: 1422354563

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The saga of how Henry Ford and Ford Motor Co. changed our world. Reveals the details of Fordís achievements, from the success of the Tin Lizzie to the Model A and V-8, through the Thunderbird, Mustang, and Taurus. Innovators include: Thomas Edison, Alfred Sloan, the Wright Bros., Diego Rivera, and Charles Lindbergh. Discusses 3 factories: Highland Park, River Rouge, and Willow Run, where B-24 airplanes were mass-produced during WW2. Tells of Fordís expansion throughout the world, as well as the acquisitions of Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Mazda. Explores Fordís darker aspects, incl. its founderís anti-Semitism and wartime pacifism. Introduces us to: James Couzens, Lee Iocacco and William Clay Ford Jr. Photos.

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