Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh

Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh

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Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh by James Newton

Newton engagingly recalls a lifetime of friendship with five giants of the twentieth century. Foreword by Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Index; photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156926201
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/28/1989
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 276,135
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

James Newton (1905-1999) had a long career as real estate developer, conservationist, cowboy, soldier, corporate executive, labor dispute negotiator, and friend par excellence.

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Uncommon Friends; Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel and Charles Lindbergh 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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dkpd More than 1 year ago
An insightful look into people who lived when innovation was key to America. I found Newton's observations of these famous, brilliant people so fascinating I couldn't put the book down finishing it in a day and rereading it many times. Very inspirational 1
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never in one place have I had the opportunity to put together, in a coherent form, the lives of many of the people I've been reading about for so long. Most biographies about famous technical people are short on first person anecdotes and stories. This book allowed me to piece together many of the individual commentaries and quotes and stories and parables about Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone (and other prominent technical businessmen and their wives and families) that before were isolated and somewhat vague. I recommend that before you read this book you read as many personal biographies of these men and women as possible, and then use this book as the adhesive that largely binds the pieces together.