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Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city

Author: Greg Grandin
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The stunning, never-before-told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon, "Fordlandia" depicts a desperate quest to salvage the bygone America that the Ford factory system did much to dispatch.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Henry Ford; Henry Ford
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Grandin
ISBN: 9780805082364 0805082360 9780312429621 0312429622
OCLC Number: 276930372
Awards: National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2009
Description: xii, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Nothing is wrong with anything --
pt. 1. Many things otherwise inexplicable. --
Under an American flag --
The cow must go --
Absolute Americanisms --
That's where we sure can get gold --
Fordville --
They will all die --
Everything Jake --
When Ford comes --
pt. 2. Lord Ford. --
Two rivers --
Smoke and ash --
Prophesied subjection --
The Ford way of thinking --
What would you give for a good job? --
Let's wander out yonder --
Kill all the Americans --
pt. 3. Rubber Rouge. --
American pastoral --
Good lines, straight and true --
Mountains of the moon --
Only God can grow a tree --
Standard practices --
Bonfire of the Caterpillars --
Fallen empire of rubber --
Tomorrow land --
Epilogue : Still waiting for Henry Ford.
Responsibility: Greg Grandin.
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