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The Resource Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city, Greg Grandin

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

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Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city
Title
Fordlandia
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city
Statement of responsibility
Greg Grandin
Title variation
Fordlandia
Title variation remainder
the rise and fall of Henry Fords forgotten jungle city
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
This never-before-told story of the auto magnate's attempt to recreate small-town America, along with a rubber plantation, in the heart of the Amazon details the epic clash between Ford and the jungle and its inhabitants, as the tycoon attempted to force his will on the natural world
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2009
Awards note
National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2009
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322713
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Grandin, Greg
Dewey number
  • 307.76/8098115
  • 981
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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1440
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Fordlândia (Brazil)
  • Planned communities
  • Rubber plantations
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Ford, Henry
  • Brazil
  • Fordlândia
  • Fordlândia
  • Ford, Henry
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Civilization
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Planned communities
  • Political and social views
  • Rubber plantations
  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Fordlândia (Brasilien)
Target audience
adult
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the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city
Label
Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city, Greg Grandin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-398) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Nothing is wrong with anything -- pt. 1. Many things otherwise inexplicable. -- 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 -- pt. 2. Lord Ford. -- 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 -- pt. 3. Rubber Rouge. -- American pastoral -- Good lines, straight and true -- Mountains of the moon -- Only God can grow a tree -- Standard practices -- Bonfire of the Caterpillars -- Fallen empire of rubber -- Tomorrow land -- Epilogue : Still waiting for Henry Ford
Control code
ocn276930372
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 416 pages
Isbn
9780312429621
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2008049642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)276930372
Label
Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city, Greg Grandin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Nothing is wrong with anything -- pt. 1. Many things otherwise inexplicable. -- 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 -- pt. 2. Lord Ford. -- 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 -- pt. 3. Rubber Rouge. -- American pastoral -- Good lines, straight and true -- Mountains of the moon -- Only God can grow a tree -- Standard practices -- Bonfire of the Caterpillars -- Fallen empire of rubber -- Tomorrow land -- Epilogue : Still waiting for Henry Ford
Control code
ocn276930372
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 416 pages
Isbn
9780312429621
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2008049642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)276930372

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