My Life and Work by Henry Ford

( 1 )

Overview

"My Life and Work", by Henry Ford, reads not only as a memoir of an American icon, but also shows the spirit that built America.

Written in 1922, this work provides a unique insight into the observations, ideas, and problem solving skills of this remarkable man. He shares his success and his failures and the lessons he learned form both. Throughout, Ford shows a constant belief in the value of hard work and in the goodness of men. It is a story of management, of ethics, of ...

See more details below
Paperback
$12.95
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$14.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $11.20   
  • New (6) from $11.20   
  • Used (2) from $11.36   
My Life and Work by Henry Ford

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$0.99
BN.com price

Overview

"My Life and Work", by Henry Ford, reads not only as a memoir of an American icon, but also shows the spirit that built America.

Written in 1922, this work provides a unique insight into the observations, ideas, and problem solving skills of this remarkable man. He shares his success and his failures and the lessons he learned form both. Throughout, Ford shows a constant belief in the value of hard work and in the goodness of men. It is a story of management, of ethics, of observation, of history and of greatness.

This book includes quote highlights, photos and a special area for a reader to jot notes.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781460922439
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 551,560
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry Ford was born the son of farmer, in Greenfield, Michigan July 30, 1863. His natural talents became evident when, at the age of 13, he completly disassembled a pocket watch. Then he reassembled it back into perfect working order.

At 16, he began an apprenticeship as a machinist in Detroit. He learned to skillfully operate and service steam engines, and also studied bookkeeping

In 1891, Ford was hired as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company. In 1983, his natural talents earned him a promotion to Chief Engineer. All the while, Ford was developing plans for a "horseless carriage".

In 1896, he constructed his first model, the Ford Quadricycle, in a shed behind his house. He shared his concept with Thomas Edison who encouraged the young Ford to build a second and better model.

After a few false starts, Henry Ford finally began the Ford Motor Company in 1903. A short 5 years later he introduced the Model T.

His company generated extreme profits but it was revolutionary vision that made Ford one of the most influential men in American history. Ford developed the moving assembly line; he also shared profit with employees, and paid good wages.

Henry Ford died of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 7, 1947, at the age of 83.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 1
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Learning that Henry Ford, a man I had been taught to idolize sin

    Learning that Henry Ford, a man I had been taught to idolize since I was a child, was a huge anti-Semite and a ardent supporter of Hitler (even giving him a present of $50,000 for Hitler's 50th birthday) has caused me to lose so much respect for him and what he did that I can't even see a Ford vehicle without thinking of Henry Ford and his actions. It is illogical, I know, since Ford has long since stopped being controlled by the Ford family, and even if it was that is not to say that his ancestors share his opinions, but there it is.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)