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e-Book The Flivver King: A Story Of Ford-America download

by Upton Sinclair

ISBN: 0882860550
ISBN13: 978-0882860558
Language: English
Publisher: Charles H Kerr (January 1, 1984)
Pages: 264
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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The Flivver King book. The Flivver King explains how the Ford Company used scientific management to replace skilled workers while successfully increasing production. The book was meant to provoke & challenge its readers. Aug 07, 2009 Stephany Wilkes rated it liked it.

Upton Sinclair was a precursor in his novels 'Oil' and 'The Jungle'. He was also a very good analyst about the way politicians and banks acted during the 1929 Depression

Upton Sinclair was a precursor in his novels 'Oil' and 'The Jungle'. He was also a very good analyst about the way politicians and banks acted during the 1929 Depression. In & flivver king, a story of Ford-America', written in 1937, he writes : "The first panic lasted several days; then it passed, and there was a lull, full on anxiety )

The Flivver King: A Story of Ford-America is a novel by Upton Sinclair, published in 1937, that tells the intertwined stories of Henry Ford and a fictional Ford worker Abner Shutt.

The Flivver King: A Story of Ford-America is a novel by Upton Sinclair, published in 1937, that tells the intertwined stories of Henry Ford and a fictional Ford worker Abner Shutt. On Bagley Street in the city of Detroit, Little Abner Shutt begins the story by explaining to his mother that "there's a feller down the street says he's goin' to make a wagon that'll run without a horse. The man is Henry Ford

The Flivver King stands among the finest of modern American historical novels The Flivver King sustains the same sure grasp of working class life which characterized Sinclair's earlier classic, The Jungle, but much less sentimentally and with . .

The Flivver King stands among the finest of modern American historical novels. It is history as it ought to be written - from the bottom up and the top down, with monumental sensitivity to the compromise and conflict between the two extremes. Its two stories - those of Henry Ford and Ford-worker Abner Shutt, unfold side by side, indeed dialectically. They are, in the end, one story: the saga of class and culture in 'Ford-America'. The Flivver King sustains the same sure grasp of working class life which characterized Sinclair's earlier classic, The Jungle, but much less sentimentally and with a steadier focus on how alienated work breeds not only degradation but also resistance and revolt. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking The Flivver King: A Story of Ford-America as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

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The story is told from the perspective of Abner Shutt, one of Ford's first employees. Abner lives in the times where Henry Ford began his auto design humbly in the early 1900's till the mid 30's when Ford was known as the richest man in the world. The story's focus, however, is on the treatment of the workers.

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The Flivver King stands among the finest of modern American historical novels. It is history as it ought to be written - from the bottom up and the top down, with monumental sensitivity to the compromise and conflict between the two extremes. Its two stories - those of Henry Ford and Ford-worker Abner Shutt, unfold side by side, indeed dialectically. They are, in the end, one story: the saga of class and culture in 'Ford-America'. Workers and bosses, flappers and Klansmen, war and depression, Prohibition outlaws and high-society parties, unions and anti-union gun thugs - few aspects of American life in the first four decades of the last century are missing from this small masterpiece. The Flivver King sustains the same sure grasp of working class life which characterized Sinclair's earlier classic, The Jungle, but much less sentimentally and with a steadier focus on how alienated work breeds not only degradation but also resistance and revolt. Originally written in 1937 to aid the United Automobile Workers' organizing drive, The Flivver King answers the question "Why do we need a union?" with quiet eloquence. Kerr have reissued it as a great American novel and an important historical document, but most of all because that question has never gone away and is now more vital than ever. With an introduction from Steve Meyer.
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Aedem
This book is an amazing look at the beginning and evolution of the Ford automobile empire. As is Upton Sinclair's style, he wraps the story in a fictional narrative and shows the effects of the rise of the Ford empire on a working class family over two generations. Personally, I really enjoy Sinclair's style and have read a few of his other 90 published books and plan to read more. I have read other reviews criticizing Sinclair as having a simplistic style and not getting into the depth of his characters. I can't say that this is totally off base, but in my opinion he does this on purpose because he wants people to see it's less about the characters themselves and more of a sociopolitical phenomenon. Also, Sinclair was a Socialist and ardently fought for most of his life for the causes of the working class. Regardless of one's worldview there is much to be learned by reading "The Flivver King."

Ballagar
There's a Ford in our past and Upton Sinclair wants you to know about it. And it's not always very nice. Many of us have heard about Henry Ford's dark side: a loner, anti-semite, anti-unionist, labor exploiter, and Sinclair synthesizes this in a novella built around a fictional worker and his family whose loyalty to Henry is stretched to the breaking point. Ford's good intentions are not overlooked: love of country and tradition as evoked in his fine Greenfield Village and museum of industry in Dearborn; his $5 a day wage, a breakthrough; his Model T, an affordable car for all Americans. The contrast between the high life to which he was accustomed and the impoverishment of most of Detroit during the Depression is vividly described. Having read the biographies of Walter Chrysler and Boss Kettering, I found Flivver King to be very light on the production of the automobile, for want of a better description, the "automotive engineering" side of things. I missed any mention of the other automotive pioneers, Olds, Nash, the Dodge brothers, the founders of General Motors, and of course Chrysler and Kettering. Although Flivver King is short, I found it tedious.

Ygglune
What a first hand view of life in the USA during the time of the author and FORD. Greed, crime, hoods, the over worked poor, it's all in there just as it was. Even my mother grew up during these times but not in that area. An excellent social commentary of what can go out of control in society for the sake of more personal gain as the young country takes on progress, held up by the disenfranchised.

Naril
Upton Sinclair was a precursor in his novels 'Oil' and 'The Jungle'. He was also a very good analyst about the way politicians and banks acted during the 1929 Depression. In `The flivver king, a story of Ford-America', written in 1937, he writes :

"The first panic lasted several days; then it passed, and there was a lull, full on anxiety. President Hoover called a council of business leaders to discuss what was to be done, and these big medicine men assembled, and agreed that the country must have confidence, and they told the country to have it (...) The only thing he could think of (the US President, Herbert Hoover) was to have Congress vote huge sums to his friends and beneficiaries, the great banks and corporations ( ...) The theory was that this money would seep down to the consumers and promote trade. But what happened was that the money stayed right in the banks where he put It ; they couldn't lend it unless they could see a chance of profit, and how could a business man promise a profit when he couldn't find anybody who had money to spend? It was the end of an era".

Does it sound familiar? Upton Sinclair explains how governments and bankers addressed the economical crisis. His story is only too familiar and somehow disturbing : they proposed more or less the same remedies, and made more or less the same promises than today, eighty years later. Are they smarter now? Or we will have more of the same ineffective medicine?

Otherwise, the book is written in a clear and engaging way, easy to read, because it was a booklet aimed primary, to a special public, the Union workers.

Zinnthi
I first read this book as part of a Michigan history class and loved it then. It provides another perspective on the myth of Henry Ford and his friends.

Vudogal
I enjoyed the book. My father was employed by Ford Motor Company at one time and I was from southeastern Michigan so, the story of Ford America gave me a perspective of what the work environment was like during this period.

Hrguig
I had to read this in college, and then bought another copy for home. This should be required reading for all!

a ggod book to reveal how money changes people. An insight to Henry Fords real character. Short read too.

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