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  • Title: The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century
  • Author: Steven Watts
  • ISBN: 9780375707254
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century | by ↠ Steven Watts, The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century, Steven Watts, The People s Tycoon Henry Ford and the American Century How a Michigan farm boy became the richest man in America is a classic almost mythic tale but never before has Henry Ford 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 affo

The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century

[PDF] The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century | by ↠ Steven Watts [PDF] The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century | by ↠ Steven Watts - The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century, The People s Tycoon Henry Ford and the American Century How a Michigan farm boy became the richest man in America is a classic almost mythic tale but never before has Henry Ford s outsized genius been brought to life so vividly as it is in this engaging The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century

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The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century



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  1. If you are looking for a book that focuses on the history of the Ford Company, the company from a business point of view detailing yearly turnovers, profitability statistics, capital structure and such, this is not the book for you This book instead focuses on the man who brought the company into being, Henry Ford 1863 1947 Of course we do learn about the company, but we learn so much about his life, his family, his friends, his quirks, his goals and principles as well as what he sought to achi [...]


  2. The book is organized by chapters describing a character trait Which means you may go through a decade learning about him and his relationships as they pertain to that trait Then in the next chapter, jump back and learn about the relationships as they pertain to another trait In some ways this felt repetitive although technically it wasn t Overall it paints the picture of a remarkable, complex and flawed man A very thorough account of his life.


  3. This biography of one of America s most fascinating individuals, was very enlightening I never knew he had a rocky relationship with his son, Edsel, or his anti Semantic views I never knew he had espoused social causes, even developing a sociology department within his company in the early years I was interested to learn his close relationship with Thomas Edison and was surprised about his friendship with George Washington Carver.I enjoy an occasional biography I wish the author had spent less t [...]


  4. I really enjoyed this book Being a Detroiter and having known of Henry Ford in general terms only slightly prepared me for this marvelous, well researched and thought provoking book Often bibliographers become so enamoured with their subject that the story reeks of revisionist nonsense Mr Watts tells the Ford story warts and all It is an utterly fascinating tale about a somewhat overlooked subject.


  5. A superb business biography, on a par with my favorite biography of all time, Ron Cernow s TITAN Steven Watts does an outstanding job in presenting the numerous contradictions of the character of Henry Ford, who turned out to be a much fascinating individual than I had expected him to be I intend to add much to this review, but in summary I found it amazing that a man of Ford s huge vision, who could foresee how his concepts of inexpensive and easy to maintain automobiles for the masses, assem [...]


  6. Around 100 years ago Henry Ford had an idea that made him a billionaire Today s business folks aka Republicans seem to have forgotten the concept entirely The people who consume the bulk of the goods and services are the people who make them That is a fact we must never forget that is the secret of our prosperity, and, I add, the antithesis of trickle down economics.This and so much else is included in the recent Henry Ford biography, The People s Tycoon, by Steven Watts Though it s not mentione [...]


  7. It seems a large and forebidding task to try and paint a balanced picture of such a complex and even contradictory man His huge effect on industry and the nation included social activism in anti war and education areas, museum building and this was colored by bigotry, moralistic paternalism belied by his actions, and poor labor relations I had previously an overly simplistic view of Ford s inventive prowess He invented the assembly line and not the car, right It is interesting than that In this [...]



  8. Biographies are my favorite and Steven Watt s bio on Henry Ford is one of my favorites This book delves into not only what this man accomplished in his life but also the character that drove him Watt does an excellent job of uncovering the his motivations, and contrasting strengths and weaknesses that made Ford one of the most notable figures of the early twentieth century.Ford is portrayed as both genius of mechanics and marketing right along side his tendencies toward domineering and bigotry t [...]


  9. I readily admit I read this book primarily due to my interest in the time period, particularly concerning the nascent American automotive industry and especially the development of the Model T.The strength of this book is that in many places it is as much a Social History of turn of the last century America as it is a chronicle of Henry Ford This is explained by the fact that American social history is the author s area of expertise I also enjoyed the early chapters describing Ford s early life [...]


  10. The People s Tycoon shows through example everything that made Henry Ford such a dominant force in the Industrial Age From his tinkering to perfection through multiple businesses, finding success once he could gain full control of his entity, to being a race car driver and an outspoken populist thinker of his times, my admiration for Ford changed caliber consistently throughout the book, but left me with an appreciation of the contributions that Ford has given to the American and greater Global [...]


  11. A well written narrative of the Life of one of the world s most successful industrialist entrepreneur Henry Ford did than change the automobile industry, he changed the entire manufacturing industry His innovations in mass production and his dream of affordable transportation for the masses helped transform the American economy and changed society dramatically than any other single invention in modern history I was surprised to learn of his research and promotion of soy beans I appreciate the [...]


  12. This is a very interesting biography of the mechanical and assembly line genius, Henry Ford In his time, Ford was considered one of the turn of the century s 19th 20th American giants and he took advantage of his celebrity status to constantly publicly comment on a wide variety of issues of which he had little knowledge He spun himself as a farmer s boy with good common sense and was able to pull this off most of the time but not always At times, his ignorance as well as his anti Semitism were a [...]


  13. This book is an incredibly rich investigation of Henry Ford and his impact on modern 20th Century, anyway America, both good and bad Watts covers the Ford s amazing accomplishments, as well as his embarrassing missteps and misconceptions He reveals how profoundly Ford changed the culture and lifestyle of nearly everyone living in the US at the time, and by extension thereafter.That said, it s a long book, and I think sometimes even a little repetitive If you enjoy biography, and have time, it s [...]


  14. This book was a very slow read for me, but was full of interesting information I did think some of it was repetitive in that it mentioned over and over about Henry Ford being a product of the Victorian age, and being influenced by the Populist movement I did find it interesting to discover the impact of the industrial revolution on the USA, and the how it affected the average man I was also interested in Henry Ford s thinking about making a single model car, and how he treated his workers Lookin [...]


  15. Fascinating book to read Even though I live in Michigan and worked for Ford Motor Company for over 30 years in Dearborn, I learned a lot about not only Henry Ford but why a lot of things in our country are the way they are because of Henry Ford Now when I visit the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, I will notice and pay closer attention to many of the exhibits and buildings that were mentioned in the book Well written book Would recommend it to anyone interested in influentia [...]


  16. 1 The story of Henry Ford, Ford, and the automobile is awesome.Just the story of launching the first car on lake Michigan, or raising wages to 5 a day which was huge , etc Just awesome stories.2 Based on my limited research, this seems like the best biography on Ford but the writing style is sometimes a little odd, so I knocked off a story The big odd thing is to follow a mini story the author goes totally out of chronological order.Not a big deal Great book on Henry Ford.


  17. I spent a couple months reading this book in sporadic little bursts Both fair and comprehensive, I think this is one of the better biographies I have read in the past couple years It is definitely also the best book I ve read on Henry Ford and the construction of the Ford automotive empire Five enthusiastic stars


  18. I finally finished this book Overall I enjoyed this bio I may not agree with Henry Ford in his personal beliefs but he was an impressive man and really changed the world that he lived in His accomplishments have endured well past his life and his comments on returning to the rural life and the return to a simpler life I think rings true now in this age of technological advances.


  19. Normally I don t give 5 stars to books I wouldn t count among my all time favorites However, this is probably my all time favorite biography This excellently written work of nonfiction seamlessly melds chronology and theme to create a multi faceted portrait of a fascinating, but ironic, individual Highly recommended.


  20. Life in the United States today is impacted in so many ways by this one man This book gives the details needed to see how and why Read alongside Halberstam s The Reckoning for even understanding of the culture in which we live.


  21. This book is an excellent book on the man who made America a country devoted to the automobile Watts does not only talk about the greatness that was Ford but also the bad side too I like the way the chapters are organized.


  22. Without question, this is THE book with regard to Henry Ford it s chronological and thematic at the same time it shows his importance and doesn t flatter him when he made mistakes This book is a must read for anyone who has an interest in Henry Ford or any of the history in which he had a role.


  23. Just a magnificent read Absolutely extra ordinary Thank goodness for Steven Watts compiling this magnificent tale of truth We get a super thorough understanding of Henry Ford, his life, and the Ford Motor Company I highly recommend reading this book


  24. The first half of the book was very good, quite enjoyable The last half of the book was a bit slower but overall the book is a very good look at Henry Ford and the creation of the Ford Motor Company I really enjoyed this book.


  25. Amazing story of an ambitious man Living in Richmond Hill, Georgia, Henry s presence and vision is everywhere He was a dichotomy for certain and is a hero to the people of this small town.


  26. One minute you re like, wow, Henry Ford was the best person ever And the next you re like, oh what a major jerk Definitely an unbiased biography.


  27. This provides a interesting look at Ford and the role of the automobile Also, Fordlandia is a good book going into detail on a topic briefly covered in Tycoon.




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