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Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city / Greg Grandin.

Authors: Grandin, Greg, 1962-
Call number: 981 GRA
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2009.
Publication date: 2009.
Subject: Planned communities -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Rubber plantations -- Brazil -- Fordlándia -- History -- 20th century.
Ford Motor Company -- Influence -- History -- 20th century.
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 -- Political and social views.
Fordlândia (Brazil) -- History.
Brazil -- Civilization -- American influences -- History -- 20th century.
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Title: Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city / Greg Grandin.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: xii, 416 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents note: Part I: Many things otherwise inexplicable -- Part II: Lord Ford -- Part III: Rubber Rouge.
Summary note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-398) and index.
ISBN: 9780805082364
0805082360
LCCN: 2008049642
Url for this record: http://sherloc.indypl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1206018
Bib No.: 1206018

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