The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip


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Simon & Schuster
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5.4 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.57 pounds

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About the Author

Jeff Guinn is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Go Down Together, The Last Gunfight, Manson, and The Road to Jonestown. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas, and is a member of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame


"A fascinating slice of rarely considered American history."-- "Booklist"
"Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, road-tripping buddies. . . . An entertaining story that mixes sharp portraits of their vivid personalities with details of their travels and a portrait of American society during those years." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
"A fascinating snapshot of some of the less-famous years of American history. . . .[And] a portrait of America's burgeoning love affair with the automobile."--Camila Domonoske ""
"[Guinn] has a lot of fun documenting the double takes from unsuspecting souls who saw Ford and his friends on the road. . . .One of the pleasures of The Vagabonds is remembering a time when travelers - even those as wealthy as Firestone - did get lost, without the benefit of navigation systems to set them straight."--Danny Heitman "Christian Science Monitor (online)"
"As with many good books, this one is fun, serving as a chronicle of the trips and the eccentricity of the men who made them memorable. With a remarkable level of insight and detail, Guinn also shows us how different America was in the halcyon years before World War I."--Michael Granberry "Dallas Morning News"
"The glimpses of early automobile travel are fascinating. . . . The Vagabonds is an interesting glimpse into a slice of these inventors' lives not often seen."--Nancy Gilson "The Columbus Dispatch"