The Legend of Henry Ford

Keith Sward

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"The Legend of Henry Ford" by Keith Sward is a captivating biography that delves into the life and achievements of one of the most influential figures in American history.

Sward expertly traces Henry Ford's journey from a humble farm upbringing to becoming the visionary founder of Ford Motor Company. The book outlines Ford's commitment to innovation and his relentless pursuit of technological advancements that revolutionized the automobile industry.

Sward skillfully explores Ford's pioneering assembly line system, which brought about a paradigm shift in manufacturing and made automobiles more affordable for the average American. Throughout the book, the author highlights Ford's unique management techniques, including his implementation of the five-dollar day wage, which enhanced worker productivity and satisfaction.

Apart from his contributions to the business world, Sward delves into Ford's political and social beliefs. The book examines Ford's controversial stance on various subjects, including his anti-Semitic views that tarnished his image and legacy.

In "The Legend of Henry Ford," Sward paints a comprehensive portrait of a complex and enigmatic figure, shedding light on both his triumphs and shortcomings. Through meticulous research and engaging storytelling, this biography offers readers a deeper understanding of the man behind the iconic Model T and his enduring impact on American society.

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