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The Model T

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by William Clay Ford Jr. and Patricia E. MooradianAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Automobility in 19082. Creating the Model T3. Manufacturing the Model T4. Selling the Model T5. Owning & Driving the Model T6. The Meaning of the Model TNotesFurther ReadingIndex

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Robert Casey is the John and Horace Dodge Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford. He has written widely about technology and industry for academic journals and popular media.


In this commemorative volume, Ford Museum Curator Robert Casey describes how the Model T came to be, against the backdrop of transportation of the day. He features chapters on creating the Model T in concept, manufacturing it, selling it, and owning and driving it. History Wire An extremely handsome, short, informative book about Henry Ford's great creation... A masterpiece. -- Richard Striner Weekly Standard If one had to buy or read one book about the Model T, this should be the book, for its intelligent text and informative, enjoyable graphics. Choice This gripping history is a fine pick for any library including transportation history books on the shelf. Midwest Book Review If there is room on any bookshelf for just one work about Henry Ford's Model T, this is the book that belongs in that space. Technology and Culture All credit to Robert Casey for a well balanced and enjoyable read. -- Gordan Nolan T Topics Just in time for the centennial celebration of the Model T, Robert Casey captures the remarkable story of that car's history and development and of its long-lasting impact on America. -- Howard Gustavson Model T Times The Model T: A Centennial History is that rare automotive book that will appeal to scholars and buffs alike. -- Rudi Volti Michigan Historical Review Casey's The Model T is a concise and excellent read. -- Larry D. Lankton IA: The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archaeology A short, well-written, lavishly illustrated, and elegant history... [Robert Casey] has met a great need and done it well. -- Tom McCarthy Michigan Historical Review

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