Fordlandia

The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City

By Grandin; Greg Grandin
(Icon Books, Paperback, 9781848311541)

Publication Date: October 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover

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NPR
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

Many of the picks from Fresh Air's book critic look back at tough times from earlier eras, or lives upended by disaster. The best books of the year include a work of nonfiction that reveals the hidden fantasy land of a founder of American industry, and a novel that doesn't apologize for the bad behavior of its characters. Plus, a bonus mystery pick. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009

When Henry Ford bought up a Connecticut-sized chunk of land in the Amazon River basin in 1927, he wasn't just planning to build his own vertically-integrated rubber plantation — he also envisioned the small-town America of his youth, reborn in the jungle. More at NPR.org

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