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MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
Drive!: Henry Ford, George Selden, and the Birth of the Auto Age

Many people wrongly believe that Henry Ford invented the automobile. The truth behind the beginning of the automobile age is far more complicated and interesting than that. Though Ford was one of the geniuses that made autos crucial to modern life, his contribution was as a skilled but Machiavellian businessman rather than as an inventor. But many other players as fascinating as Ford fill out the story of this pivotal moment in the history of the modern world. Today's guest will tell us all about all these characters discussed in his new book "Drive!: Henry, George Selden, and the Race to Invent the Auto Age."

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Many people wrongly believe that Henry Ford invented the automobile. The truth behind the beginning of the automobile age is far more complicated and interesting than that. Though Ford was one of the geniuses that made autos crucial to modern life, his contribution was as a skilled but Machiavellian businessman rather than as an inventor. But many other players as fascinating as Ford fill out the story of this pivotal moment in the history of the modern world. Today's guest will tell us all about all these characters discussed in his new book "Drive!: Henry, George Selden, and the Race to Invent the Auto Age." —Original airdate: 8/29/2016 08:00 PM

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