Book Discussion on Wheels for the World

Douglas Brinkley discussed his book Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, 1903-2003, published by… read more

Douglas Brinkley discussed his book Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, 1903-2003, published by Viking Press. The book chronicles the life of one of America’s leading automakers who was also the founder of the industry. The author said that Ford is credited with having launched the American car industry in addition to being the first to mass-produce automobiles. Innovations credited to Ford are still in effect in the world today. Dr. Brinkley also talked about the people of Ford, including the Ford family, executives, workers, union organizers and others. He related events in the company to the world at large and addressed issues such as charges of anti-Semitism against Henry Ford in the 1930s and the Ford company’s pacifist stance during World War II. close

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Book Discussion on Wheels for the World

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Public Affairs Event
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Dearborn, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
May 24, 2003
Last Aired:
Apr 24, 2004

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  • May 24, 2003 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2003 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 31, 2003 | 8:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 10, 2004 | 1:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 22, 2004 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 24, 2004 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 24, 2004 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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