I Invented the Modern Age

I Invented the Modern Age

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A lively account of Henry Ford's invention of the Model-T places his innovations against a backdrop of a steam-powered world and offers insight into his innate mechanical talents and pioneering work in internal combustion, describing his indelible impact on American culture and the perplexing subsequent changes in his personality.The accessoriesa€”eventually there were five thousand of thema€” ranged from a€œ Top Prop Nut to replace nuts lost because ofvibration . . . well made of steel, finely enameled black, 3ca€ to embellishments that transformed the car: a€œMake a Fulla€”Fledged Speedster ofyour Ford. ... Ray Harroun had mounted the first rearview mirror on the bright yellow Marmon Wasp he drove to victory in the Indianapolis 500.

Title:I Invented the Modern Age
Author:Richard Snow
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2013-05-14


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