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    Read & Download The Vagabonds Jeff Guinn ↠ 4 characters Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jeff Guinn Thomas Edison Henry Ford John Burroughs and Harvey Firestone”Beyond the pleasure it brought to the men themselves the Edison Ford

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    New [The Vagabonds] â Jeff Guinn Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jeff Guinn It is always interesting to learn about people of some fame particularly when one can trace and note interactions they had with other people of notoriety Jeff Guinn has penned this uasi biography about four such men during

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    Jeff Guinn ↠ 4 characters Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jeff Guinn New [The Vagabonds] â Jeff Guinn Woooo was Henry Ford anti Semitic or what Great book but Ford and Edison to a lesser extent was a racist d bag

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    Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jeff Guinn Jeff Guinn ↠ 4 characters New [The Vagabonds] â Jeff Guinn I like Guinn He is both a novelist of the old west and an excellent writer of social history This book which recounts the early automobile travel of the vagabondsEdison Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone is a fascinating slice of history I knew nothing about Good portraits of thee Vagabonds in the context of the political and social h

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    New [The Vagabonds] â Jeff Guinn I read the galley and this is an excellent book not just for students of Ford or Edison but for anyone interested in this e

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    Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jeff Guinn New [The Vagabonds] â Jeff Guinn Jeff Guinn ↠ 4 characters The Vagabonds” tells the story of the birth of the road trip the American yen to load the family in the car and hit the highway Thomas Edison Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford a trio of inventors and industrialists spent a decade in the early 1900’s making annual road tours that popularized automobile camping This book is social history at

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    Read & Download The Vagabonds Jeff Guinn ↠ 4 characters New [The Vagabonds] â Jeff Guinn As someone who loves s a road trip I enjoyed Jeff Guinn's non fiction account of Henry Ford Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone's travels in t

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    Read & Download The Vagabonds New [The Vagabonds] â Jeff Guinn Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jeff Guinn I enjoyed this book well enough for the background into road trips and the first obstacles faced as cars were used in this way That was all very interesting I thought the book would be about this kind of thing but it ended up being much about their lives than I thought which was still indeed interesting enough if long winded The research was solid and well done I kept uoting bits to family and friends which was fun Still the book was les

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    New [The Vagabonds] â Jeff Guinn Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jeff Guinn Jeff Guinn ↠ 4 characters As the title suggests The Vagabonds The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten Year Road Trip tells the tale of Ford and Edison’s uniue and unusual friendship Along with Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs and lots of staff they took almost annual motoring camping vacations between 1914 and 1924 Their early journeys were challenging

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    New [The Vagabonds] â Jeff Guinn 2020 bk 124 What I thought would be an interesting camping story albeit camping by rich and influential guys at the beginning of the 2

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The Vagabonds characters ¸ 104 Read & Download The Vagabonds Of American life The Vagabonds is “a portrait of America’s burgeoning love affair with the automobile” NPR but it also sheds light on the important relationship between the older Edison and the younger Ford who once worked for the famous inventor The road trips made the automobile ubiuitous and magnified Ford’s reputation even as Edison’s diminished The automobile would transform the American landscape the American economy and the American way of life and Guinn brings this seminal moment in history to vivid lif As the title suggests The Vagabonds The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison s Ten Year Road Trip tells the tale of Ford and Edison s uniue and unusual friendship Along with Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs and lots of staff they took almost annual motoring camping vacations between 1914 and 1924 Their early journeys were challenging due to rough roads inaccurate maps and undependable automobiles Although I had previously read biographies of both Ford and Edison I enjoyed learning about their friendship as well as the rising popularity of car travel in the early 20th century

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The Vagabonds characters ¸ 104 Read & Download The Vagabonds A “fascinating slice of rarely considered American history” Booklist the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern lifeIn 1914 Henry Ford and naturalist John Burroughs visited Thomas Edison in Florida and toured the Everglades The following year Ford Edison and tire maker Harvey Firestone joined together on a summer camping trip and decided to call themselves the Vagabonds They would continue their sum Thomas Edison Henry Ford John Burroughs and Harvey Firestone Beyond the pleasure it brought to the men themselves the Edison Ford friendship also thrilled ordinary Americans whose lives were radically changed to great extent blessed by the two men s inventions and innovations Later in 1914 the outbreak of war in Europe and America s potential entry into the conflict began dominating the news That made it even refreshing to read about Edison and Ford in newspapers and magazines they were among the country s most prominent celebrities after all and entertaining to wonder what future advancements the uniue pair of friends would deliver Only a generation or so earlier electric lights in homes phonographs movies affordable horseless carriages substantial factory wages and shorter workweeks would have been beyond public imagination As individuals Edison and Ford had already extended the boundaries of the possible Now their genius was joined and miracles were certain From 1914 to 1924 Henry Ford John Burroughs until his death in 1921 Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone would attempt to go on a motoringcamping vacation together every year They were not always successful because one or the other had pressing concerns that would not allow them to go but when they did all manage to go it was a newspaper sensation At the time there were no prominent Americans than Ford and Edison One had innovated the car and the other had brought light to all corners of America When on these excursions the press would follow them like the paparazzi follow movie stars pop stars and politicians Besides friendship and I do believe these men really liked each other and enjoyed spending time together they also appreciated the publicity that these trips produced for the products their livelihoods were tied to Burroughs sold books Ford sold cars which meant Firestone sold tires and Edison sold light bulbs and other sundry things that were made by his laboratories These trips were one big social media hashtag The trips themselves were not really of much interest to me After all they were the early days of reality TV Fake reality is about the lowest form of entertainment I can think of George R Holmes of Hearst Newspapers did write a very poignant paragraph about their campsite Out of the inky blackness that hangs like a shroud over the Adirondacks these nights there blooms nightly along some uiet mountain stream a ghost like tented villageEight tents almost transparent with the incandescent lamps inside them stood out last night like so many jewels against the velvet blackness of the forest on all sides In the center of the tiny village a campfire burned for it is nippy in the mountains these nights They were uite comfortable on these trips The idea that these older men could be roughing it wouldn t really make any sense They d all be in the hospital with pneumonia by the end of their travels President Warren G Harding joined them briefly during one of their trips It was an attempt to beef up Harding s image as an everyday man His administration was rocked by scandal and the constant rumors of his flagrant infidelities were hurting his chances at reelection So how does a guy like this get elected Beware the American public who wants radical presidential change Most major newspapers savaged Harding editorially noting his complete lack of legislative accomplishment as a senator and describing him as one of the most unualified presidential candidates in the nation s history But Americans wanted a change and there were strong sentiments Harding and Coolidge won in a landslide President Warren G Harding joined them for a brief amount of time on one of their trips I won t say much about this meeting between the four friends and this bizarre choice for president but Henry Ford was so horrified by his impression of this man that he knew for the good of the country that he would have to run against him for president Ford was at the height of his popularity at this time and would most likely have become the 30th president Fortunately for Ford and for the country Harding died in office in 1923 and Ford was so impressed with his replacement Calvin Coolidge that he dropped all thoughts of running for presidentJeff Guinn revealed several disturbing things about Henry Ford which changed my impressions of the man I d always praised him for paying his workers a liveable wage and being an advocate of the 40 hour workweek but it turned out that those thoughts actually came from his general manager James J Couzens By paying a good wage turnover was reduced which cut the cost of training new people Cutting the workweek encouraged people to buy Model Ts because they would have time to use them for pleasure drives Investing in people is always a boon to the economy and to the companies that support their workers Couzens later went on to be mayor of Detroit and a senator He was defeated in the 1936 Senate race because he was a Republican supporting the New Deal programs Mentally I must strike those innovations from the positive column for Ford and start thinking of Couzens as the man we should all be admiring Senator James J Couzens a man of principleFord also was an antisemetic even producing a paper that advocated his beliefs He was also contemptuous of the importance of history and those people who read books Henry Ford was mostly disdainful of books and those who loved them In his opinion people read to escape thinking So far as Ford was concerned being literary minded was symptomatic of an escalating national softness with far too many people content to lounge poring over pages instead of getting on their feet and doing something Book sickness is a modern ailment GASPWouldn t it be great if we were a nation suffering from book sickness Alas that is simply not the case The majority of Americans agree with Henry Ford Reading for them is considered a waste of time This book might be based around the trips these four famous men took but the real meat of the story was exploring their personalities Firestone was the least known of the four men but he was the mediator that helped these larger than life men get along He was a very successful businessman in his own right but not as good at self promotion as the other men This book brought to light new information and reminded me of some things I d forgotten It was also strangely relaxing to wander the byways and soon to be highways of America before we started drifting away from the very things that made us great in the first place We used to make things here and the manufacturing jobs that made it possible for so many generations to go to college are now supporting families in China I believe that if any company wants to sell any product in the United States that at least 51% of that product should be made in America We are entrenched in too much greed American business is worried about making as much money as it can now even if it bankrupts its future They want us to buy their products but they don t want to invest in us James Couzens over a century ago understood that the future is determined by how you treat people today If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at and an Instagram account

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The Vagabonds characters ¸ 104 Read & Download The Vagabonds Mer road trips until 1925 when they announced that their fame made it too difficult for them to carry on Although the Vagabonds traveled with an entourage of chefs butlers and others this elite fraternity also had a serious purpose to examine the conditions of America’s roadways and improve the practicality of automobile travel Cars were unreliable and the roads were even worse But newspaper coverage of these trips was extensive and as cars and roads improved the summer trip by automobile soon became a desired element I like Guinn He is both a novelist of the old west and an excellent writer of social history This book which recounts the early automobile travel of the vagabondsEdison Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone is a fascinating slice of history I knew nothing about Good portraits of thee Vagabonds in the context of the political and social history of the late teens and early twenties of the 20th century and the growth of the automobile motels and travel I really enjoyed this book particularly learning about iconic figures of the 20th century in a new context Well written as well Highly recommended

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Vagabonds
  • Jeff Guinn
  • en
  • 10 August 2020
  • 9781501159305

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