The People's Tycoon

The People's Tycoon

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

How a Michigan farm boy became the richest man in America is a classic, almost mythic tale, but never before has Henry Forda€™s outsized genius been brought to life so vividly as it is in this engaging and superbly researched biography. The real Henry Ford was a tangle of contradictions. He set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable to the masses, all the while lamenting the moral toll exacted by consumerism. He believed in giving his workers a living wage, though he was entirely opposed to union labor. He had a warm and loving relationship with his wife, but sired a son with another woman. A rabid anti-Semite, he nonetheless embraced African American workers in the era of Jim Crow. Uncovering the man behind the myth, situating his achievements and their attendant controversies firmly within the context of early twentieth-century America, Watts has given us a comprehensive, illuminating, and fascinating biography of one of Americaa€™s first mass-culture celebrities. From the Trade Paperback edition.... maintained a clean home, and had a good moral character.3 john R. Lee, the first head of the sociological department, took the lead in defining its moral mission. ... In tot 5, the company published Hrljifiil Hints and Advice to E/nplqwct, a manual that carried a lengthy subtitle: a#39;1? ... To give to father and mother sufficient for present and future; to provide for families in sickness, in health VICTORIAN 20:

Title:The People's Tycoon
Author:Steven Watts
Publisher:Vintage - 2009-03-04


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming