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Author Grandin, Greg, 1962-

Title Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city / Greg Grandin.

Publication Info. New York : Metropolitan Books, [2009]
©2009

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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  307.768 GRANDIN    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  307.76 GRA    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  307.76 G    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  307.76 GRA    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  307.76 GRANDIN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  307.768 G76    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  307.768 GRANDIN    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  307.76 GRANDIN    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  307.768 GRA    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  307.768 GRANDIN    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description xii, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-398) and index.
Contents 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 -- 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 -- American pastoral -- Good lines, straight and true -- Mountains of the moon -- Only God can grow a tree -- Standard practices -- Bonfire of the catepillars -- Fallen empire of rubber -- Tomorrow land -- Epilogue : Still waiting for Henry Ford.
Summary 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.
Subject Fordlândia (Brazil) -- History.
Planned communities -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Rubber plantations -- Brazil -- Fordlándia -- History -- 20th century.
Ford Motor Company -- Influence -- History -- 20th century.
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 -- Political and social views.
Brazil -- Civilization -- American influences -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780805082364
0805082360
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