Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 8.2 X 1.3 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Joshua B. Freeman is a Distinguished Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. His previous books include American Empire and Working-Class New York, among others. He lives in New York City.
You may have no detailed knowledge of factories except that they can be converted into cool lofts. In that case, you'll learn much from historian Joshua Freeman.--Jonathan Rose
Fascinating.... Freeman shows how factories have had an overwhelming influence on the way we work, think, move, play and fight.--Scott W. Berg
[A] lively chronicle of the factory.... [Freeman] delves into the nitty-gritty of manufacturing. He successfully melds together those nuggets with social history, on the shop floor and beyond the factory walls.
Remarkable.... If you want to know where the world we live in came from, this is a good place to start.--Eric Foner
[An] immersive, trivia-packed history.--Henry Grabar
An effortless and engaging guide.--David Sessions
Freeman has written a superb account.... Almost every page contains a memorable fact or an intriguing thought.--Ian Jack
Freeman uses the history of the factory as a way to re-examine how workers are treated worldwide.--Bradley Babendir
A global tour of three centuries, from English textile mills to Detroit steel plants to Chinese iPhone factories.--Tom Beer