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Lizabeth CohenSteven Watts's judicious exploration of the feats and foibles of Henry Ford provides a timely and compelling model of how to cut through the hype and tell the real story.
— The Washington Post
“The implicit claim of Watts’s admirable book is almost inarguable–that it’s impossible to understand 20th-century America without knowing the story of Henry Ford.” –The New York Times
“Ford has had many biographers. . . . None, however, comes close to Steven Watts. . . . He brilliantly reveals the nature of Ford’s genius.” –Chicago Tribune
“Steven Watts attempts the most integrated understanding to date of Ford’s enormous influence and varied appeal. . . . The fascinating result may change the way Henry Ford is remembered.” –San Francisco Chronicle
From the Hardcover edition.
PROLOGUE: The Legend of Henry Ford
PART ONE: The Road to Fame
PART TWO: The Miracle Maker
PART THREE: The Flivver King
PART FOUR: The Long Twilight
EPILOGUE: The Sage of Dearborn