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Author by : Greg Grandin Languange Used : en Release Date : 2010-04-27 Publisher by : Metropolitan Books ISBN : 1429938013 File Size : 46,8 Mb Total Download : 406
The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to export America itself, along with its golf courses, ice-cream shops, bandstands, indoor plumbing, and Model Ts rolling down broad streets. Fordlandia, as the settlement was called, quickly became the site of an epic clash. On one side was the car magnate, lea
Author by : Eduardo Sguiglia Languange Used : en Release Date : 2001-10-05 Publisher by : St. Martin's Griffin ISBN : 0312283997 File Size : 53,7 Mb Total Download : 856
Fordlandia is a haunting, evocative novel at whose core lies a nugget of fact: In 1929, Henry 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 entire city around his rubber plantation. The name of the city was Fordlandia. Surrounding this historical curiosity is a rich, captivating tales that explores the fundamental struggle between man and the natural world. Eduardo Sgu
Author by : Languange Used : es Release Date : 2015-04-28 Publisher by : Rm Verlag ISBN : 841511897X File Size : 46,9 Mb Total Download : 941
German photographer Joachim Schmidt (born 1955) has been working with found photography since the early 1980s. The striking portraits that he collected for this volume were taken by anonymous "lambe-lambe" photographers--a group of street and graffiti artists--in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Author by : Greg Grandin Languange Used : en Release Date : 2014-01-05 Publisher by : Oneworld Publications ISBN : 9781780744117 File Size : 43,9 Mb Total Download : 959
Discover the story of a real-life Captain Ahab of the slave trade, in a landmark book by one of today’s most original and highly acclaimed historians One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, seal hunter and abolitionist Captain Amasa Delano climbed aboard the Tryal, a distressed Spanish slaver. He spent all day on the ship, sharing food and water, yet failed to see that the slaves, having slaughtered most of the crew, were now their own masters. Later, when Delano realized the deception, he chased the ship down, responding with barbaric violence. Drawing on never-before