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Fordlandia [GRPL Book Club] : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city / Greg Grandin.

Fordlandia [GRPL Book Club] : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city

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  • ISBN: 9780805082364 :
  • ISBN: 0805082360
  • Physical Description: 10 books (xiv, 416 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Picador ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador/Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2010, c2009.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-398) and index.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Awards Note: National book Award finalist; New York Times Book Review notable book of the year; Chicago Tribune best book of the year; Boston Globe best book of the year.
Subject: Fordlândia (Brazil) > History.
Planned communities > Brazil > History > 20th century.
Rubber plantations > Brazil > Fordlândia > 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.

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