Mike Tarasovic's Reviews > Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City

Fordlandia by Greg Grandin
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
4691634
's review
Jan 25, 11

Read in July, 2010

I decided to try reading more non-fiction in 2010 and somehow ended up with two books about the Amazon, The Lost City of Z and this one. Maybe Amazon.com's recommendation algorithm includes something like "You love to spend a shitload of money on Amazon, maybe you'll like reading about the Amazon." Anyways, Fordlandia examines Henry Ford's attempts to build a factory city in the jungles of Brazil. There are some interesting segments, and mostly it's just kind of interesting seeing how Ford, who has had a huge impact on the industry and, hence, politics and culture of this country, was a complete weirdo kook. Anyways, if that subject sounds interesting to you, this is a good book. If that subject sounds like something you couldn't care less about, obviously don't pick this up.
likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Fordlandia.
sign in »

No comments have been added yet.