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- DescriptionA little over a century ago in Hartford, Connecticut, Colonel Albert A. Pope was hailed as a leading automaker in the United States. That his name is t a household word today is the very essence of his story. Students of American business history will kw of Pope, but this work also includes Pope's account of his Civil War service at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Vicksburg and explores in detail his entrepreneurial ventures.Pope's company was the world's largest manufacturer of bicycles (under the Columbia label) in the late 1800s. His production methods pointed the way for the building of automobiles through lightweight metals, rubber tires, precision machining, interchangeability of parts, and vertical integration. The founder of the Good Roads Movement, Pope entered automobile manufacturing while steam, electricity, and gasoline power were still vying for supremacy. The story of his failed dream of dominating U.S. automobile production is an engrossing view into America's industrial history.
- Author BiographyStephen B. Goddard of Hartford, Connecticut, is also the author of Race to the Sky: The Wright Brothers Versus the United States Government (2003). He practices law and teaches history at Trinity College.
- Author(s)Stephen B. Goddard
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication15/01/2009
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content Notephotos, notes, bibliography, index
- Weight386 g
- Width150 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine18 mm
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