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American journey : on the road with Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and John Burroughs

Title
American journey : on the road with Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and John Burroughs / Wes Davis.
ISBN
9781324000327
1324000325
9781324000334
Edition
First edition.
Publication
New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2023]
Physical Description
xviii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary
"The epic road trips--and surprising friendship--of John Burroughs, nineteenth-century naturalist, and Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, inventors of the modern age"-- Provided by publisher.
In 1913 an unlikely friendship blossomed between Henry Ford and famed naturalist John Burroughs. When their mutual interest in Ralph Waldo Emerson led them to set out in one of Ford's Model Ts to explore New England, the trip would prove to be the first of many excursions that would take Ford, Burroughs, and an enthusiastic Thomas Edison, across America. Between 1913 and 1918, their road trips became more ambitious -- and nudged their work in new directions. Davis recreates these landmark adventures, and shows how they helped the men reimagine the world they were creating. -- adapted from jacket
Other formats
ebook version :
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 15, 2023
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The spark
Compensation
Trial runs
The palace of industry and the garden of earthly treasures
Separate ways
Sunburned and full of vim
At sea
A great slice of our geography.
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