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    DescriptionEvery 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 the US'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 'writes with verve and a keen eye' (New York Times Book Review) to weave 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.


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    Title
    I Invented the Modern Age
    Subtitle
    The Rise of Henry Ford
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Snow
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451645576
    ISBN 10: 1451645570
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
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    DC22: 338.7/629222092
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    DC23: 338.76292092
    LC classification: TL140.F6 S66 2013
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SCRIBNER
    Publication date
    23 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Richard Snow worked at American Heritage magazine for nearly four decades and was its editor-in-chief for seventeen years. He is the author of several books, has served as a consultant for historical motion pictures-among them Glory-and has written for documentaries, including the Burns brothers' Civil War.
    Review quote
    "Richard Snow presents a biography of a brilliant, difficult and strange man, a technological thriller about the most important machine he made, and a social history of the country it transformed. You live in the world Henry Ford made; here is how it happened. "I Invented the Modern Age" is clear, amusing, stern and poignant."--Richard Brookhiser "author of James Madison "