Tuesday, July 23, 2013

August 2013



The Non-fiction Book Discussion Group will meet at the Middlebury Public Library on Tuesday, August 13th at 6:30 PM to discuss the title Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin. Please ask for the book of the month at the circulation desk.

In Fordlandia, Grandin tells the story of Henry Ford’s ill-advised attempt to transform a section of the Brazilian rainforest into a rubber plantation and company town. The follies of colonialism and the testing of the belief that the Amazon could be made to produce rubber with the precision of an auto assembly line is described in this cautionary tale.


The book can be requested by clicking HERE.


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