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Henry Ford Henry Ford once announced to a young schoolboy that it was he who had invented the modern age. Born on a farm in rural Michigan three weeks after the battle of Gettysburg, Ford hated everything about farming as soon as he could understand what it was about. So he turned his attention to the farm machinery that made the family farm run, and never looked back. It Henry Ford Henry Ford once announced to a young schoolboy that it was he who had invented the modern age. Born on a farm in rural Michigan three weeks after the battle of Gettysburg, Ford hated everything about farming as soon as he could understand what it was about. So he turned his attention to the farm machinery that made the family farm run, and never looked back. It was his love of machines, then engines, and finally automobiles that Henry Ford is best known for. He designed and manufactured cars which would transform not just his family's little farm, and not just the city of Detroit. The automobile would change the world; ushering in a whole new way of living one's life. A modern life, to be sure. Beneath this diligent tycoon, lay a man of many contradictions. He worked hard to give the average American an affordable car and believed that mass consumerism was the key to keeping the world safe from war. Yet he opposed labor unions, supposedly sired a son with another woman, and was an enthusiastic anti-Semite. Inside you will read about... ✓ Henry Ford's Early Years ✓ Ford's Love for Engines ✓ The Ford Motor Company and the Model T ✓ Disdain of Labor Unions ✓ The Anti-Semite Problem ✓ Later Years and Death And much more! Follow along as you come to know Henry Ford, the man responsible for putting America and the world behind the wheels of their own cars. Was this man a genius or a dominator? Did he want those around him to live free lives with the things he invented or was he only satisfied when people read his newspaper and obeyed his advice? Read on, and form your own conclusion.


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Henry Ford Henry Ford once announced to a young schoolboy that it was he who had invented the modern age. Born on a farm in rural Michigan three weeks after the battle of Gettysburg, Ford hated everything about farming as soon as he could understand what it was about. So he turned his attention to the farm machinery that made the family farm run, and never looked back. It Henry Ford Henry Ford once announced to a young schoolboy that it was he who had invented the modern age. Born on a farm in rural Michigan three weeks after the battle of Gettysburg, Ford hated everything about farming as soon as he could understand what it was about. So he turned his attention to the farm machinery that made the family farm run, and never looked back. It was his love of machines, then engines, and finally automobiles that Henry Ford is best known for. He designed and manufactured cars which would transform not just his family's little farm, and not just the city of Detroit. The automobile would change the world; ushering in a whole new way of living one's life. A modern life, to be sure. Beneath this diligent tycoon, lay a man of many contradictions. He worked hard to give the average American an affordable car and believed that mass consumerism was the key to keeping the world safe from war. Yet he opposed labor unions, supposedly sired a son with another woman, and was an enthusiastic anti-Semite. Inside you will read about... ✓ Henry Ford's Early Years ✓ Ford's Love for Engines ✓ The Ford Motor Company and the Model T ✓ Disdain of Labor Unions ✓ The Anti-Semite Problem ✓ Later Years and Death And much more! Follow along as you come to know Henry Ford, the man responsible for putting America and the world behind the wheels of their own cars. Was this man a genius or a dominator? Did he want those around him to live free lives with the things he invented or was he only satisfied when people read his newspaper and obeyed his advice? Read on, and form your own conclusion.

30 review for Henry Ford: A Life From Beginning to End

  1. 4 out of 5

    RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess)

    Intersting These book series are meant to be short. Regardless, there a lot of interesting history for a short book. It why the grammar mistakes were not a bother. I also like how he touch on the bad and good of Henry Ford. I just wish it had a reference section. That is why I did not give it five stars. 🇺🇸🤙

  2. 4 out of 5

    Terri Gostola

    I found this one hour biography to be quite informative. He did not invent the automobile, rather he would produce a car that was within the economic reach of most Americans. He created not only the Model T but the assembly line to go with it. The Model T opened up the country like never before, long before there were good roads for it to run on. In 1914, Ford astonished the world by introducing a $5 per day wage ($120 by today's standards.) By 1932, one third of all vehicles in the world were p I found this one hour biography to be quite informative. He did not invent the automobile, rather he would produce a car that was within the economic reach of most Americans. He created not only the Model T but the assembly line to go with it. The Model T opened up the country like never before, long before there were good roads for it to run on. In 1914, Ford astonished the world by introducing a $5 per day wage ($120 by today's standards.) By 1932, one third of all vehicles in the world were produced by Ford Motor Company. I was quite surprised at Ford's anti-Semitic views, accusing Jews of both the first and the second World War. Ford never understood or appreciated his son, Edsel. It is said that he hounded him to death, although he mourned him after his death. In 1945, Ford gave his company presidency to his grandson, Henry Ford II. Ford died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 83 in 1947. I found this book to be worth the read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    This biography begins with a short summary of life, both political and social, of the United States during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. After the Civil War and the consequent Reconstruction that followed, the nation was once again united and connected with a railroad from the east coast to the west. Thoughts turned to settling the vast areas opened by the railroad. This was the perfect time for the United States to enter the industrial revolution; something that was well underway This biography begins with a short summary of life, both political and social, of the United States during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. After the Civil War and the consequent Reconstruction that followed, the nation was once again united and connected with a railroad from the east coast to the west. Thoughts turned to settling the vast areas opened by the railroad. This was the perfect time for the United States to enter the industrial revolution; something that was well underway in Europe. Americans embraced this new revolution with a passion and Henry Ford, like an icon, was at its vanguard. By the last decade of the century, the United States had the most factories and raw materials, sophisticated marketing and a very efficient transportation system; Europe could no longer compete against this new industrial superpower. With the colossal number of factories, came an enormous number of workers. Like in Europe, the working conditions were poor. This also marked the birth of labor unions, to strive for higher wages and safer working conditions. Henry Ford was born, as the oldest of five children, on July 30, 1863, in Greenfield Township, Michigan on his father’s farm, but as he grew up, he soon realized that farming wasn’t for him. Contrary to popular belief, Henry Ford didn’t invent the automobile. He did have a vision and a stubborn determination to make this vision a reality. Ford wanted to produce an affordable car for everyone. Aside from improving the assembly line, Ford developed a multitude of innovations that helped to keep the production costs low. He may not have the honor of invention but he did improve existing inventions, making them work more efficiently. Thanks to Ford, the average man could buy and drive his automobiles and this changed the world. In 1914, Ford introduced the $5-per-day wage, almost doubling the average salary. This forced other companies to match him or risk losing their best workers. Strangely enough, Henry Ford held labor unions in great disdain, stating that they, more often than not, brought hardships on the working man. As you read this short biography, you get a brief glance of a great innovator; a man with multiple facets and a few human faults.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    In Henry Ford's early teens, his father gave him a pocket watch; by the time he was 15, he was disassembling and putting back timepieces together in minutes.  His friends and neighbors thought he was a watch repairer.  When his mother died (he was about 16 then), Henry decided he didn't want farm work and went to Detroit to apprentice as a machinist.  In 3 years, he learned all he could and returned to the farm. Henry was adept at keeping all the farm equipment working. Eventually, Henry was hire In Henry Ford's early teens, his father gave him a pocket watch; by the time he was 15, he was disassembling and putting back timepieces together in minutes.  His friends and neighbors thought he was a watch repairer.  When his mother died (he was about 16 then), Henry decided he didn't want farm work and went to Detroit to apprentice as a machinist.  In 3 years, he learned all he could and returned to the farm. Henry was adept at keeping all the farm equipment working. Eventually, Henry was hired by Westinghouse to service their steam engines.  At night, he studied bookkeeping.  I was not aware that Henry and Clara only had one child, Edsel. Henry was a man of his time; never give up.  He closed his first company, walked away from his second (which was changed to the Cadillac Automobile Co.), and opened a third (Ford & Malcomson, Ltd.).  Early models were built for the wealthy; the average man had no way to afford such complicated machinery.  Ford did not invent the car; he perfected the assembly line to construct it.  This reduced the cost of the autos over time.  Ford specialized in building autos the average man could afford. His designs also improved farming equipment.  This book talks about two things Henry Ford did not like:  Labor unions and Jews.  Eventually, he made peace with the labor unions.  When Henry found out that the information he was using to write damaging things about Jews was false, he was mortified.  I did not know Edsel Ford died of stomach cancer in 1943, putting Henry back in the driver's seat until the end of the war. Henry shared his wealth by doubling the daily wage of his workers and adding things like cafeterias and profit-sharing (unheard of at that time).  Henry Ford, through his actions, moved the working class into the middle class.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chandru CS

    Cleveland was thought to be a shoe-in until it was discovered that he had fathered a child out of wedlock, had placed that child in an orphanage and the mother in an insane asylum. Yet most people didn't seem to care and voted for him to be president, anyway. In 1886, anarchists gathered in Chicago's Haymarket Square to protest the police killing of labor strikers. Someone threw a bomb into the crowd, and when it was all over, eight policemen and several protesters had been killed. By December th Cleveland was thought to be a shoe-in until it was discovered that he had fathered a child out of wedlock, had placed that child in an orphanage and the mother in an insane asylum. Yet most people didn't seem to care and voted for him to be president, anyway. In 1886, anarchists gathered in Chicago's Haymarket Square to protest the police killing of labor strikers. Someone threw a bomb into the crowd, and when it was all over, eight policemen and several protesters had been killed. By December the American Federation of Labor was formed to organize skilled workers.

  6. 4 out of 5

    David

    Ford - a leading industrialist Not the first to invent the car or assembly line but his vision brought an affordable car to the general public. He brought a living wage which would raise the middle class. He also had a negative side as an anti- Semite whom he felt financed and caused the world wars.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Yanwen

    Enjoy reading it! Recommend it greatly to all who want to understand American culture and history. I take home three things related to Ford from reading it. First, the birth of assembly line, second, the high pay of Ford auto workers (high for that time), third, Ford’s model-T put the nation on the wheel, literally.

  8. 4 out of 5

    ActiveUSCitizen

    Same time and effort A $5 a day wage was twice the rate of what most Americans were making at the time. Some business owners questioned Ford's motives; even believing he was a socialist. The day the doors were opened for applications, more than 10,000 men had lined up at the Highland Park factory to be hired. Same time and effort A $5 a day wage was twice the rate of what most Americans were making at the time. Some business owners questioned Ford's motives; even believing he was a socialist. The day the doors were opened for applications, more than 10,000 men had lined up at the Highland Park factory to be hired.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Aditya Ganjoo

    A good initiative by Hourly History. This is a short and concise book with 40 page content. It could set a foundation to what Henry Ford is remembered for- revolutionalising mass production and the entire automobile industry

  10. 4 out of 5

    David W.

    Son of Ford Too brief of explanation of Mr Ford and is intricate & sometimes troubling personality. While his lifestyle might have been simplistic - his attitude towards many significant facets of the world were certainly not (simple).

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Robb

    Having visited the Henry Ford Museum and Village in Michigan, it was interesting to learn more about the man. This is a bare bones biography, so there are some places where I would have been interested to know more than what the author had written.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Amit gupta

    Loved to read this short biography.. To get to know about the Henery Ford. Nice book. Loved to read this short biography.. To get to know about the Henery Ford. Nice book to read if you like to know about Mr Ford.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Don Packett

    A fascinatingly (speedy) account of Henry Ford’s life mission and how we worked tirelessly to make it a reality.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Star Gater

    Like Jimi Hendrix, Hourly History nailed Henry Ford. Love the details, the myth vs fact addressed.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ronda Wian

    An unique american. Just the impact on American culture .changed America forever. History that will never be seen again from a product and how to make it.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Khaled

    Nice short summary Condensed into more of an article size,this short history on Ford was a nice quick read. I used this as a plug to my 2018 book target:)

  17. 5 out of 5

    derick prentice

    Godd read but not enough of the man rather the model T.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jeramie J Curtice

  19. 5 out of 5

    ROSE MARIYA MATHAI

  20. 4 out of 5

    DEBrianKelley

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lenin

  22. 4 out of 5

    Beverly

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ola

  24. 5 out of 5

    Chris Hebditch

  25. 4 out of 5

    Soumaditya Mukherjee

  26. 4 out of 5

    Natasha Kvitka

  27. 5 out of 5

    Manoj Job

  28. 4 out of 5

    Linda Younger

  29. 4 out of 5

    Karunakaran N.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Siva Pusarla

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