Wheels for the World Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress

ISBN-10: 0142004391

ISBN-13: 9780142004395

Edition: 2004

Authors: Douglas Brinkley
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Description: In this monumental work, one of our finest historians reveals the riveting details of Ford Motor Companys epic achievements, from the outlandish success of the Model T and V-8 to the glory days of the Thunderbird, Mustang, and Taurus. Brilliant innovators, colorful businessmen, and clever eccentrics, as well as the three Ford factories themselves, all become characters in this gripping drama. Douglas Brinkley is a master at crafting compelling historical narratives, and this exemplary history of one of the preeminent American corporations is his finest achievement yet.

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 880
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Douglas Brinkley was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 14, 1960. He received a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1989. He was a professor at Tulane University, Princeton University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Hofstra University, and the University of New Orleans. In 2007, he became a professor at Rice University and the James Baker Institute for Public Policy. He is a commentator for CBS News and a contributing editor to the magazine Vanity Fair. His first book, Jean Monnet: The Path to European Unity, was published in 1992. His other works include Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years, The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House, Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion, The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, and Cronkite. He also wrote three books with historian Stephen E. Ambrose: The Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938, Witness to History, and The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation: From the Louisiana Purchase to Today. He has won several awards including the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Naval History Prize for Driven Patriot and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Introduction
The Farm Boy
Origins
Starting Up
Founding Ford
Growing Successes
Growing Pains
Model T Mania
Fordism
The $5 Day
The Forward March
Alone at the Top
Making an Impact
Challenging Every Foe
Withstanding the Downturn
The Rouge
Lincoln Motor
Ford Aviation
The Battle Joined
Good-bye, Model T; Hello, Model A
Model A and Trade Abroad
Coping with the Great Depression
Model Y: The Ford Americans Never Knew
For Better and for Worse in Dearborn
Mercury
Building Up to War
Willow Run and the B-24 Liberators
The Modern Corporation
Peaceful Revolution
Death in Dearborn
Human Engineering
Fifty Years Old and Still Growing Up
Grand Thunderbirds, Tough Trucks, and the Edsel Flop
A Whole New Business
Mustang Generation
The Turnaround Years
Jet Set
Trouble All Around
Financial Crisis
The Quality Crisis
Team Taurus
New Horses
Momentum
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
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