Drive!

Drive!

Henry Ford, George Selden, and the Race to Invent the Auto Age

Hardback384pp Illustrated230x153mm

9780553394184     Product Code: 509573

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George Selden’s American patent for an ‘improved road engine’, granted in 1895, earned him royalties from the fledgling automobile industry, but Henry Ford’s legal challenge set the industry free of copyright restriction after 1911. This account of the era-defining invention explores its origins in Germany and France and development in America, and profiles the business tycoons, courtroom wranglers, maverick inventors and daredevil racers who played a part in establishing the car industry in its early days. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.

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