Harry Ferguson - Before the Plough

Author(s): Michael Clarke; Jack Woods


Enter the name Harry Ferguson into any search engine and you will be directed to sites about his greatest invention - the tractor. Whilst Ferguson is rightly lauded as the person who, more than anyone else, kick-started the twentieth century agricultural revolution, this fascinating new book Harry Ferguson: Before the Plough recounts his youthful achievements in the fields of motor sports and aviation. The Harry Ferguson depicted in the pages of this book in words and many newly uncovered contemporary photographs, is a young daredevil, who not only takes part in motorbike time trials and car rallies but also builds and flies the first aeroplane in Ireland. The AuthorsJack Woods has drawn on his 35 years experience as an industrial photographer, mainly with Shorts Brothers aerospace company, to source a wealth of intriguing photographs, while Michael Clarke's lifelong love of aviation, easy writing style and meticulous research bring the young Harry Ferguson, his brother Joe and a host of other Irish motor pioneers to life in this enthralling new book.

Ballyhay Books, 2006. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by very slight bumping to the corners of the front wrap. Otherwise an as new copy. Scans available if required.


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General Fields

  • : 9781900935814
  • : December 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 159
  • : 629.130092
  • : Paperback
  • : Michael Clarke; Jack Woods