My Life And Work - An Autobiography Of Henry Ford

My Life And Work - An Autobiography Of Henry Ford

by Henry Ford
     
 

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Henry Ford spent most of his life making headlines, good, bad, but never indifferent. Celebrated as both a technological genius and a folk hero, Ford was the creative force behind an industry of unprecedented size and wealth that in only a few decades permanently changed the economic and social character of the United States. When young Ford left his father's farm… See more details below

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Henry Ford spent most of his life making headlines, good, bad, but never indifferent. Celebrated as both a technological genius and a folk hero, Ford was the creative force behind an industry of unprecedented size and wealth that in only a few decades permanently changed the economic and social character of the United States. When young Ford left his father's farm in 1879 for Detroit, only two out of eight Americans lived in cities; when he died at age 83, the proportion was five out of eight. Once Ford realized the tremendous part he and his Model T automobile had played in bringing about this change, he wanted nothing more than to reverse it, or at least to recapture the rural values of his boyhood. Henry Ford, then, is an apt symbol of the transition from an agricultural to an industrial America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979311987
Publisher:
Beta Nu Publishing
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
1,321,900
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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