I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford (Hardback)
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Short Description for I Invented the Modern Age A fresh, meticulous, and entertaining account of Henry Ford and his invention of the Model-T-the machine that defined the dawning age in America.
- Published: 23 May 2013
- Format: Hardback 384 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781451645576 ISBN 10: 1451645570
- Sales rank: 309,639
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Every 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.