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Author Grandin, Greg, 1962-

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

Imprint New York : Metropolitan Books, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    307.768 GRA    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 416 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-398) and index.
Contents Part I: Many things otherwise inexplicable -- Part II: Lord Ford -- Part III: Rubber Rouge.
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 Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 -- Political and social views.
Ford Motor Company -- Influence -- History -- 20th century.
Planned communities -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Rubber plantations -- Brazil -- Fordlándia -- History -- 20th century.
Fordlândia (Brazil) -- History.
Brazil -- Civilization -- American influences -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780805082364

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