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Henry Ford

Henry Ford (1863-1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford. In doing so, Ford converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into a practical conveyance, that would profoundly impact the landscape of the twentieth century. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As the owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism": mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace. (from wikipedia.org)

Henry Ford


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Henry Ford - wikipedia
Henry Ford (1863-1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.
The Road to Happiness: The Life and Times of Henry Ford
Deposited in the National Archives and known as the Ford Film Collection, it covers not only the Ford family and Ford Motor Company but also contains newsreels, and general films produced under Ford. Using the Collection, this program profiles Ford's life and times.
Henry Ford (American Experience)
An absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, Henry Ford offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management.

e-Books
My Life and Work
By Henry Ford, 1863-1947; Samuel Crowther, 1880-1947. Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Page & company. Book Contributor: The Library of Congress.
The Triumph of an Idea: The Story of Henry Ford
By Ralph Henry Graves. Topics: Henry Ford, 1863-1947; Ford Motor Company. Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. Book Contributor: Prelinger Library.
The Truth about Henry Ford
By Sarah T Bushnell. Topics: Henry Ford, 1863-1947. Publisher: Chicago, The Reilly & Lee Co. Book Contributor: The Library of Congress.
Henry Ford's Own Story
By Rose Wilder Lane, 1886-1968. Topics: Henry Ford, 1863-1947; Businessmen; Automobile Industry and Trade. Publisher: Forest Hills, New York City : E. O. Jones. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Henry Ford: His Life, His Work, His Genius
By William Adams Simonds. Topics: Henry Ford, 1863-1947. Publisher: Los Angeles : F. Clymer. Book Contributor: UCLA Library, Preservation Department.

Audio Books
My Life and Work
LibriVox recording of My Life and Work, by Henry Ford. Read by LivelyHive. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.
Henry Ford's Own Story
LibriVox recording of Henry Ford's Own Story, by Rose Wilder Lane. Read by Lee Ann Howlett. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.