Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress

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In this monumental work, one of our finest historians reveals the riveting details of Ford Motor Company's epic achievements, from the outlandish success of the Model T and V-8 to the glory days of the Thunderbird, Mustang, and Taurus. Brilliant innovators, colorful businessmen, and clever eccentrics, as well as the three Ford factories themselves, all become characters in this gripping drama. Douglas Brinkley is a master at crafting compelling historical narratives, and this exemplary history of one of the preeminent American corporations is his finest achievement yet.

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A comprehensive and briskly paced account of the man, the machines, and the company that dramatically influenced the course of 20th-century America... highly readable and engrossing. ("BusinessWeek") History on a grand scale!... Sweeping, absorbing. (Robert Caro)

"A comprehensive and briskly paced account of the man, the machines, and the company that dramatically influenced the course of 20th-century America... highly readable and engrossing." --BusinessWeek

"[A] comprehensive and highly readable...first rate corporate history." --The New York Times

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Douglas Brinkley is a distinguished professor of history and director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans. His books include The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House, Rosa Parks: A Life, and Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War.

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