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The vagabonds : the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's ten-year road trip / Jeff Guinn.

Guinn, Jeff, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 920 GUI (Text) 33500013096391 New In transit -
Fertile Public Library 920 GUI (Text) 33500013096383 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library 920 GUI (Text) 35500006186561 New Checked out 09/11/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501159305
  • ISBN: 1501159305
  • Physical Description: pages cm.
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: Paris, Michigan : mid-August 1923 -- 1914 -- 1915 -- 1916 -- 1918 -- 1919 -- 1920 -- 1921 -- Interim: November 1921-June 1923 -- 1923 -- 1924 -- Jep Bisbee is famous.
Summary, etc.: "A brilliant portrait of two American giants, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, and America entering the automobile age, told through the fascinating but little-known narrative of the summer road trips taken by Edison and Ford"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    In only two decades, from the early 1900s to 1927 when the last Model T rolled off the assembly line, the number of cars on U.S. streets and roads increased from roughly 8,000 to 10 million, thanks to the shrewd business acumen of Henry Ford. Another often-overlooked reason for the auto boom was Ford's well-publicized summer jaunts around the country during this period, driving adventures that inspired other vacationers to take to the roadways, thus spurring a flurry of freeway and gas-station construction. As veteran biographer Guinn (The Road to Jonestown, 2017) recounts in this offbeat, anecdote-filled mix of biography and travelogue, Ford usually took several traveling companions along on these trips, including famous inventor Thomas Edison, naturalist John Burroughs, tire-maker Harvey Firestone, and an entourage of chefs and servants to man the campsites in the rural outposts they visited. As Guinn follows the cross-country perambulations of these Vagabonds—as they dubbed themselves—over ten years and from Florida to California, he also tracks the remarkable technological and cultural changes they left in their wake. A fascinating slice of rarely considered American history. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 > Travel > United States.
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 > Travel > United States.
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.
Automobile engineers > United States > Biography.
Businessmen > United States > Biography.
Inventors > United States > Biography.
Automobile travel > United States > History > 20th century.
Vacations > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > Description and travel.
Automobile engineers.
Automobile travel.
United States.
Genre: Biography.

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