The Vagabonds

The Vagabonds

The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-year Road Trip

Book - 2019
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In 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 continues the summer 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, they also had a serious purpose: to examine the conditions of America's roadways and improve the practicality of automobile travel. Guinn shares the story of these pivotal moments in American history, and shows how the trips made the automobile ubiquitous and magnified Ford's reputation, even as Edison's diminished. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781501159305
1501159305
Call Number: 917.304913 GUI
Characteristics: 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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