International Harvester Company

A History of the Founding Families and Their Machines

«“A most readable and, yes, fascinating look at the people behind what once was one of the very biggest companies in America...interesting and worthwhile...a page-turning good read”—Speed Readers»

Although ancient farmers used draft animals for plowing, the heavy work of harvesting fell to human hands, using sickle and scythe. Change came in the mid-19th century when Cyrus Hall McCormick built the mechanical harvester. Les mer

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Although ancient farmers used draft animals for plowing, the heavy work of harvesting fell to human hands, using sickle and scythe. Change came in the mid-19th century when Cyrus Hall McCormick built the mechanical harvester. Though the McCormicks used their wealth to establish art collections and universities, battle disease, and develop birth control, members of the family faced constant scrutiny and scandal. This book recounts their story as well as the history of the International Harvester Company (IHC-a merger of the McCormick and Deering companies and the world's leader in agricultural machinery in the 1900s.

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Forlag
McFarland & Co Inc
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781476677095
Utgivelsesår
2019
Format
25 x 18 cm

Om forfatteren

Psychiatrist Chaim M. Rosenberg is also an American history researcher and writer. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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«“A most readable and, yes, fascinating look at the people behind what once was one of the very biggest companies in America...interesting and worthwhile...a page-turning good read”—Speed Readers»

«“groundbreaking...richly illustrated”—Harvester Highlights

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