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by Douglas Brinkley

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ISBN:
067003181X
Author:
Douglas Brinkley
Category:
Automotive
Language:
English
Publisher:
Viking Adult; 1st edition (April 28, 2003)
Pages:
858 pages
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1253 kb
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1253 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 769-835) and index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. In Wheels for the world, Douglas Brinkley reveals the riveting details of Ford Motor Company's epic achievements, chronicling the success of the Tin Lizzie to the beloved Model A through the glory days of the Thunderbird, Mustang, and Taurus, as well as the revolutionary plants where they were built-Highland Park and River Rouge. Brinkley tells of the amazing acquisitions of Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Mazda in the 1990s.

Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress. by. Douglas Brinkley. Mr. Brinkley shows the many sides of Henry Ford and documents his struggles getting Ford off the ground. The book requires a VERY strong commitment as it is 800 pages long but it is worth the read. Ford loses a little of his luster in this book, as we learn that he was rabidly anti-Semitic, belittled his son Edsel even as he made him president of the company, and had very little to do with engineering and production of the cars that carried his name around the world.

of Ford Motor Company, and unavoidably, a biography of Henry Ford, who for the first 45 years of the company was Ford Motor Company. This book was excellent! It is a fearless look at the Ford Motor Company through it's successes as well as failures. of Ford Motor Company, and unavoidably, a biography of Henry Ford, who for the first 45 years of the company was Ford Motor Company.

In Wheels for the World, Douglas Brinkley . Douglas Brinkley looks at the Ford Motor Company from its inception to the 100 year anniversary. His first book, Jean Monnet: The Path to European Unity, was published in 1992.

In Wheels for the World, Douglas Brinkley, one of our most engaging historians, reveals the riveting details of Ford Motor Company's epic achievements, chronicling the outlandish success of the Tin Lizzie to the beloved Model A through the glory days of the Thunderbird, Mustang, and Taurus, as well as the revolutionary plants where they were built-Highland Park and River Rouge.

Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, 1903-2003. Interview with Douglas Brinkley by Stephen McKiernan, Binghamton University Libraries Center for the Study of the 1960s, September 27, 1997. Appearances on C-SPAN. In Depth interview with Brinkley, December 7, 2003, C-SPAN.

Douglas Brinkley is a distinguished professor of history and director of the Eisenhower Center for American . Brinkley is at his strongest discussing Ford’s origins

Douglas Brinkley is a distinguished professor of history and director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans. Brinkley is at his strongest discussing Ford’s origins. But the book is also sprawling, diffuse and unfocused, with a somewhat confusing tendency to jump back and forth along the twentieth century timeline. It is more than a biography of Henry Ford, but less than a thorough history of the Ford Motor Company.

The richness and detail Brinkley provides is what sets this apart from other historical biographical works. And in a sense, this is what the book is, a biographical look at Henry Ford and his family with a historical look at the company.

Now Ford himself is history and thus grist for the mill of historian Douglas .

Now Ford himself is history and thus grist for the mill of historian Douglas Brinkley. This massive tome is subtitled Henry Ford, His Company and a Century of Progress. That century is ending with Ford Motor in the hands of the founder's great-grandson, so Brinkley has a multigenerational family epic to unfold.

Douglas Brinkley is the award-winning author of ten works of nonfiction, including biographies . He is the winner of the 1998 Benjamin Franklin Book Award

Douglas Brinkley is the award-winning author of ten works of nonfiction, including biographies of Dean Acheson, Jimmy Carter, Franklin Roosevelt, and Rosa Parks. He is the winner of the 1998 Benjamin Franklin Book Award.

The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him America’s new past master. His recent Cronkite won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year. The Great Deluge won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He is a member of the Society of American Historians and the Council on Foreign Relations. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and three children.

An evaluation of the impact of Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company on human civilization discusses the successes of early car models while noting specific ways in which automobile technology has affected industrial labor relations and America's middle class. 100,000 first printing.
  • Dont_Wory
This book was recommended to me by a friend who bought it at a flea market before passing it on to a brother. We spoke about it and I borrowed it from the local library. I was so impressed with the comprehensive research that was demonstrated in the compilation of history related to the activities engaged in by the Fords and the use of placing all of the action in the context of current events, I had to buy it to read/refer to again.

The book arrived earlier than expected and in pristine condition.
  • fetish
The first 2/3 of the book goes on about Henry Ford-the man- NOT the company. There is no true in-depth insight about the cars themselves. Then, the worst part of the book is in it's lightly skimmimg the waters of the postwar years. With the dramatic ideas of the Crestliner, the Victoria, the OHV V-8, the Lincoln Capri, the Skyliner glass-top, the Crown Victoria, the Skyliner Retractable hardtop, Lincoln Continental Mk. !!, the Edsel, the Falcon, the Mustang and Shelby Cobra; all are covered through very quickly, if at all, without the great details of the first 2/3rds of the book. At one point he succumbs to cutesy car songs, which completely let me down (he doesn't know his music any better than he does the '50s cars). The book was fairly good, but I was expecting SO MUCH better, especially on the postwar years.
  • GAMER
Old Henry made a fortune in spite of himself. He treated his only son like a servant. He was an avowed and loud anti-semite. This is a long book but if you ever had a hankering to know about Ford Motor Company this is the one to read. Brinkley tells the story like a great novel that just when you get ready to put it down you will find yet another enticement to keep on reading. One of the best books I have ever read on business. This old buzzard, Henry the first was damn lucky. He had expected devout loyalty from his managers but cast them aside if they showed enough courage to dare question one of his decisions. Again great book.
  • LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
I liked this book a lot and obviously a substantial amount of energy was put into research.
One thing though.......it is so comprehensive up to Henry's death, and then little is left for the days of HenryII et al. So, my remark is what about the exciting post-war years and then the present? The old 3 volume Nevins book covers this more thoroughly.At least until 1962.
So, I want suggestions about a Ford history through the Iaccoca years til now. Yes, we know he built the Mustang, but Henry built the Model T and a lot more was written about him. Will have to do a search for Hank the Deuce material too.
And I leave it at that.....should have been called a half century of progress
  • Huston
great
  • Flamekiller
Great read. It’s like a biography of a company.
  • Malak
768 pages - will be reading it for a few months.
Very well written. Enjoyed reading; puts a slightly different perspective on the Fords.