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eBook The John Deere Story: A Biography of Plowmakers John and Charles Deere ePub

by Jeremy Dahlstrom,Neil Dahlstrom

  • ISBN: 0875803369
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Jeremy Dahlstrom,Neil Dahlstrom
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press (March 31, 2005)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1134 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1326 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 252

Description

Jeremy Dahlstrom and Neil Dahlstrom, natives of "John Deere Country" in Moline, Illinois, tell this engaging, inspirational story of John and Charles Deere, shedding light on the two men as business partners and as a devoted father-and-son team

Jeremy Dahlstrom and Neil Dahlstrom, natives of "John Deere Country" in Moline, Illinois, tell this engaging, inspirational story of John and Charles Deere, shedding light on the two men as business partners and as a devoted father-and-son team.

oceedings{Prince2006TheJD, title {The John Deere Story: A Biography of Plowmakers John and Charles Deere by Neil Dahlstrom and Jeremy Dahlstrom}, author {Hugh C. Prince}, year {2006} }. Hugh C. Prince.

Today, John Deere is remembered-some say mistakenly-as the inventor of the steel plow

Today, John Deere is remembered-some say mistakenly-as the inventor of the steel plow.

The John Deere Story book. According to the book jacket, the author started out to a biography of Charles Deere but felt the need to include his father John. He was important figure in the story.

By Neil Dahlstrom and Jeremy Dahlstrom (DeKaIb: Northern . The focus of the book enables the Dahlstroms to keep the narrative concise.

By Neil Dahlstrom and Jeremy Dahlstrom (DeKaIb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2005. Pp. ix, 204. Illustrated. In contrast to the lengthy and detailed biographies of American business elites published recently, authors Neil Dahlstrom and Jeremy Dahlstrom provide us with a lucidly written and concise biography of not just one business leader but two: Deere & Company founder John Deere and his son Charles.

The John Deere Story: A Biography of Plowmakers John and Charles Deere by Neil Dahlstrom and Jeremy Dahlstrom. Indiana Magazine of History.

Book DescriptionToday, John Deere is remembered-some say mistakenly-as the inventor of the steel plow. Who was this legendary man and how did he create the internationally renowned company that still bears his name? He began as a debt-stricken blacksmithwho, fleeing debt in New England in the 1830s, set up shop in a little town on the Illinois frontier. There, in response to farmers' struggles, he designed a new plow that cut through the impervious prairie sod and lay open the rich, heavy soil for planting.

Jeremy Dahlstrom and Neil Dahlstrom, natives of John Deere Country in Moline, Illinois, tell this engaging, inspirational story of John and Charles Deere, shedding light on the two men as business partners and as a devoted father-and-son team

Jeremy Dahlstrom and Neil Dahlstrom, natives of John Deere Country in Moline, Illinois, tell this engaging, inspirational story of John and Charles Deere, shedding light on the two men as business partners and as a devoted father-and-son team. Country of Publication. Biography: Historical, Political & Military. Northern Illinois University Press.

Today, John Deere is remembered-some say mistakenly-as the inventor of the steel plow. Who was this legendary man and how did he create the internationally renowned company that still bears his name? He began as a debt-stricken blacksmith who, fleeing debt in New England in the 1830s, set up shop in a little town on the Illinois frontier.

Today, John Deere is remembered-some say mistakenly-as the inventor of the steel plow. Who was this legendary man and how did he create the internationally renowned company that still bears his name? He began as a debt-stricken blacksmith who, fleeing debt in New England in the 1830s, set up shop in a little town on the Illinois frontier. There, in response to farmers' struggles, he designed a new plow that cut through the impervious prairie sod and lay open the rich, heavy soil for planting. The demand for his polished steel plow convinced him to specialize in farm implements. In the decades before the Civil War, John Deere envisioned a company supplying midwestern farmers with reliable, affordable equipment. He used only high quality, imported steel and resisted pressure to raise prices. At the same time, he won respectful affection from his employees by working alongside them on the shop floor. Upon taking the helm in the 1860s, John's only surviving son, Charles, expanded the Moline factories to increase production, started branch houses in major midwestern cities to speed distribution, and began to transform the company into a modern corporation. The transformation didn't come without difficulties however: Charles found himself battling the Grange, facing threats of labor unions and strikes led by his own employees, and enduring patent suits and blatant thefts of product designs and advertising.

Comments

Uranneavo Uranneavo
Resist the temptation to assume this to be a boring read. That is, if you think it worthwhile to be reminded of the amazing evolution of the 19th century and the speed and complexity of how it changed the early American prairie landscape into a bustling industrial nation. John Deere quite epitomized that evolution in his very life itself, as this biography aptly portrays. True, not the MOST exciting character in the world but this a good read nonetheless!
Maveri Maveri
This is a VERY in depth book about John Deer and the history of American farming. We originally bought this book for a 11 year-old who needed to write a report about an American Icon and he had picked John Deere. Since there were no books about him in the school library, we bought this book. It was a little too in depth for him to get finished with the book for his project but he has really enjoyed learning about all of John Deere and American farming and has continued to read this book far past the project deadline.
Meztihn Meztihn
Great, in-depth stories of the early history of John Deere! If you're looking for an antique tractor book, this isn't it, but it's sure to be interesting for any John Deere fan!
Kefym Kefym
Bought this a a gift for my dad for Christmas. He is into John Deere trackers. He has also restored an old John Deere tractor, that is how much he loves them. So I thought this would be a good compliment to his hobby. He really likes the book.
Timberahue Timberahue
Got this for my Father-n-law who is a huge John Deere fan. He's got pretty much everything you can think of in his house related to John Deere but he didn't have this.

He loved it!
Vit Vit
Arrived on time, turned out to be a great gift for my brother-in-law, hes a John Deere employee and loves anything John Deere. perfect gift for the guy who has everything related to John Deere already.
Kea Kea
This is a story of the developement of a company through it's successes and failures. The founders had dreems for the future of their company and of the nation. A quality narative of the growth of the John Deere Company, of the effects of the labor movement and the developent of industrial America. Well worth the time to read.
Great thanks