Online Catalogue last updated 6th of March 2014
The passion for invention is a deeply ingrained part of American culture. Few innovators have had as great an impact as Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the first mechanical reaper, which liberated the American farmer and changed the course of history. Prior to McCormick's invention, grain was still harvested as it had been in the time of the Pharaohs. McCormick also pioneered modern sales and marketing techniques, and as the twentieth century dawned, his McCormick Harvesting Machine Company became International Harvester, an industrial powerhouse ranked with U.S. Steel and Standard Oil. Celebrating this year its 175th anniversary, McCormick's company, now Navistar International, has been a vital force in the American landscape, its tractors and trucks crucial to its industrial development. International Harvester is the first fully illustrated history of the rich heritage of Navistar International, from its founding to its vitality today. This lavishly illustrated, oversized volume is packed with original photography, nostalgic advertising, fascinating detail and history, and American pride.
Hugh Downs is one of the most familiar figures in the history of American television. His illustrious career includes hosting NBC's Today from 1962 to 1971 and anchoring ABC's 20/20 from 1978 to 1999. The Emmy My America and most recently Letter to a Great Grandson.
Kenneth Durr is director of the History Division at History Associates, Inc. in Rockville, Maryland. A Ph.D. from the American University in Washington, DC, he is the author of numerous books and articles including Behind the Backlash (University of North Carolina Press, 2003).
Lee Sullivan (M.A., Notre Dame) is a historian at History Associates and author of Bausch & Lomb: Perfecting Vision, Enhancing Life for 150 Years (2004).
Craig Cutler's award-winning photographs have appeared in Newsweek, Allure, the New York Times Magazine, and many other publications. His work for clients such as Microsoft and Ebay is acclaimed in Communication Arts Photo Annual, Graphis Photo Annual, and American Photography, while his more personal work appears in galleries and his most recent book, Stories and Pictures (2000).
Code No. 014650, 247 pages, ISBN 9780882406626, $480.00