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Fordlandia

Eduardo Sguiglia

Fordlandia

by Eduardo Sguiglia

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Published by T. Dunne Books/St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ford, Henry, -- 1863-1947 -- Fiction,
  • Ford Motor Company -- Fiction,
  • Plantations -- Amazon River Region -- Fiction,
  • Rubber industry and trade -- Fiction,
  • Amazon River Region -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEduardo Sguiglia ; translated from the Spanish by Patricia J. Duncan
    GenreFiction
    ContributionsDuncan, Patricia J
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ7798.29.G85 F6713 2000
    The Physical Object
    Pagination245 p. ;
    Number of Pages245
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18112612M
    ISBN 100312265921
    LC Control Number00031667

    Read for the fiction book club "Bookies" at CLPL for June , but this is a non-fiction selection. Although the actual events of what happened in the Amazonian jungle with Henry Ford creating "Fordlandia" was interesting, I did not like the book. It was dry, extremely repetitive, and could have been accomplished in fewer pages. The plantations of Fordlandia and Belterra were two attempts by the Ford Motor Company from to establish a permanent rubber plantation presence in Brazil. The goal of setting up the Ford Motor Company of Brazil was two-fold: to supply Ford’s internal demand for rubber as well as to provide a better way of life for the Brazilians who lived and worked on the : 22K.

      Fordlandia The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City (Book): Grandin, Greg, 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. Directed by Werner Herzog. Powerful American automaker, Henry Ford, attempts to build a factory in the Brazilian rain forest.

    Discover Fordlândia in Aveiro, Brazil: Henry Ford's failed rubber plantation in the middle of the Amazon rain forest. Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at


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Fordlandia is a National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or Cited by: Greg Grandin is the author of Fordlandia, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Fordlandia book. A Professor of History at New York University, Grandin has published a number of other award-winning books, including Empire's Workshop, The Last Colonial Massacre, and The Blood of Guatemala/5.

Amazon Best of the Month, June Proving that truth can indeed be stranger than fiction, Fordlandia is the story of Henry Ford's ill-advised attempt to transform raw Brazilian rainforest into Fordlandia book slices of Americana. With sales of his Model-T booming, the automotive tycoon saw an opportunity to expand his reach further by exploiting a downtrodden Brazilian rubber industry/5().

So [until now] there hasn’t been a book-length treatment. However, there was a novel written about Fordlandia [“Fordlandia: Un Oscuro Paraiso”] by an Argentine novelist named Eduardo Sguiglia. I read somewhere that he set out to write a non-fiction account, but that the craziness of it all led him to fictionalize the story.

Fordlandia is a haunting, evocative novel at whose core lies a nugget of fact: InHenry Ford, presiding in divine authority over his automobile empire, grew tired of the British monopoly on Brazilian rubber.

So, with signature hubris, Ford decided he would produce his own rubber and set about colonizing the Amazon, ultimately investing millions and founding an/5. Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin This is Fordlandia book fine book, both a merciless exposé of misplaced idealism and a detailed study of the economic.

Author Greg Grandin tells the story in his new book, Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City. The project didn't start out well, Grandin says. Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City is a nonfiction book by American author and professor Greg Grandin, first published in It centers on when Henry Ford, the richest man in the world inbought a massive tract of land in the Brazilian Amazon.

Fordlandia was a commercial enterprise, intended to extract raw material for the production of motor cars, but it was framed as a civilizing mission, an attempt to build the ideal American society. The Fordlandia Power-house, ca. In the early 20th century, a cartel of Dutch and English rubber barons had a stranglehold on the vast majority of the world’s supply of rubber.

At that time the sole source of rubber was the South American tree Hevea brasiliensis, whose sap is natural latex.

In the s a gaggle of entrepreneurial. Fordlandia The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City. And Greg Grandin's book on Fordlandia is simply magical. Here is the truly epic tale of American adventurers dispatched by Henry Ford in to conquer and civilize the Amazon by constructing an industrial/agricultural utopia the size of by: Few people are aware that Henry Ford tried to build the world’s largest rubber plantation on the banks of the Amazon River.

Readers of Greg Grandin’s Fordlandia, which was a finalist for the. Fordlandia is a National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.; ISBN: Edition: Title: Series: Author: Imprint: In The Press. About The Author. Customer Reviews. Verified Buyer.

Read online. If you’re using a PC or Mac you can read this ebook online in a web browser, without downloading anything or installing software. Fordlandia, as the settlement was called, soon became the site of an epic clash.

On one side was the lean, austere car magnate; on the other, the Amazon, the most complex ecological system on the planet. This book of Henry Ford's unfortunate attempt to grow rubber and to instill his American Way of Life in the jungle of Brazil, is overly.

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Sawmill, firehouse and water tower in Fordlandia, Brazil, historical images via The Henry Ford. The plan was to harvest the rubber and ship it back to Detroit, where it would be turned into tires and other parts for Ford cars.

But Henry Ford wanted this community — called “Fordlândia” — to be more than just a huge plantation. Fordlandia was created as the brainchild of one of the world’s most ambitious industrialists, and it failed.

Perhaps it will do better as just an average : Drew Reed. Fordlandia is the sixth full-length studio album by Icelandic musician Jóhann album was released on 3 November via 4AD, his second new release for the record label (following 's IBMA User's Manual).

The album is thematically influenced by the failure of Henry Ford's Brazilian rubber plant Fordlândia. On his official website, Jóhannsson Genre: Minimalist, ambient.

Fordlandia: The Rise And Fall Of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City PDF. InHenry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware this book. Fordlandia is that rare non-fiction written by an historian that is a great read.

Author Greg GrandinFile Size: KB. “Fordlandia was, ultimately, the classic American parable of a failed Utopia, of soft dreams running aground on a hard world—which tends to make the most compelling tale of all. It’s such an engrossing story that one wonders why it has never been told before in book-length form.Directed by Emerson Muzeli.

Today in Detroit (USA), an American woman trying to understand her recurring dreams and searching for explanations, she finds out that she lived another life in the early 30ies during "Fordlandia's construction saga by Henry Ford ". Our character is now a Brazilian woman, who experienced an intense and forbidden love with an American project .The information about Fordlandia shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

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