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The New Men (English Edition) Kindle版
Jon Enfield has written for a range of audiences and publications. His work has appeared in Conjunctions, Poetry Ireland Review, Underground Voices, Xavier Review, and Forbes.com. He is a former fiction editor of Chicago Review, and he taught writing at the University of Southern California for several years. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago for his dissertation on the relationships between American film and fiction 1910-1940. The New Men arose from his longstanding fascination with America in the early twentieth century and from his sense that the emergence and evolution of the American auto industry shed light on some fundamental realities of present-day America. --このテキストは、paperback版に関連付けられています。
- ASIN : B00IXMVQX2
- 出版社 : Wayzgoose Press (2014/5/14)
- 発売日 : 2014/5/14
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 1436 KB
- 同時に利用できる端末数 : 無制限
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
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- 本の長さ : 290ページ
An incredible tale of fiction woven into very well researched fact.2015年9月3日に英国でレビュー済み
Incredible and Amazing are over used words, but I can't think of any more suited to this book and its contents. Brilliantly imagined and written. It is the story of the historical background of the beginning of industrialised America at the start of the 20th century told through the eyes of an Italian immigrant who joined Henry Fords' Model T assembly plant in Detroit. Amongst the earnest seriousness of the subject there are some wonderful humorous asides. Knowing the background to be well researched and accurate, I now see "The Land of the Free" in an entirely new light, and a not very complimentary one either. Although it spotlights much of what is intrinsically wrong with Capitalism and human relationships in general the one shortcoming to me was that it offered no alternative. Because of this I have to say I felt cold at the end of the book but was really glad I had read it. Thoroughly recommend.
A Fresh Look At A Moment of American Destiny2014年5月22日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
Imagine a world where one corporation or even one especially well-respected and followed businessman, can influence society down to the very choices that ordinary people made about who they married, where they lived and how they conducted their private lives. Okay, we live in that world. The New Men explores how we got there. You may know already about the miracle of the $5 a day wage that Henry Ford paid his workers, effectively building the middle class that sustained his company’s legacy for a century. What is less known is that Ford didn’t want to share his profits with gamblers, drinkers and layabouts so he built a sociological department that monitored the behavior and private lives of his workers, offering the higher wages to those immigrant workers who embraced Ford’s particular American Dream. In The New Men we follow Tony Grams, an Italian immigrant and Ford sociologist on his rounds through the immigrant community of World War I – era Detroit as he plays in role in Ford’s efforts to build America with his “foundry of men” and to remake the world. Along the way he finds love and heartbreak as old and new worlds collide. The New Men is vibrant, engrossing and ambitious (in a good way because it actually achieves its ambitions). Read this, it will stay with you.
Interesting era in US History.2015年3月4日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
I liked it mainly because it gave a look into a little-known part of our history--the rise of Ford manufacturing and the early 20th century and the lives of immigrants who found work there. The characters were easy to remember because they were well-drawn and individualistic. None was portrayed as perfect and they had plenty of flaws, as do the rest of us. There was even the occasional injection of humor to lighten things up. In all, it was worth reading. I learned from it.
It could have been a good book because of the story it was telling but ...2015年10月31日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
This is a story of the evolution of the Ford Motor Company and of the city of Detroit at the turn of the 20th century; it told of the integration of European and Negro immigrants and the struggle to acclimate them into the industrial era. It could have been a good book because of the story it was telling but the organization was poorly done; it was hard to follow the story. There was too much skipping around different sub themes. The language and words used may have been appropriate for that era it made the story hard to understand.
Excellent Marriage of History and Ficton2015年9月9日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
I awarded this book five stars because it's a jolly good read. I am a historian normally studying America in the period 1910 to1945. This book is a far better way for the casual reader to learn a little history and enjoy the time reading it. I only wish it was longer!