Henry the First

Strout, Richard L.
May 1977
New Republic;5/21/77, Vol. 176 Issue 21, p16
Presents an account of the author's conversation with Henry Ford, U.S. automobile manufacturer. Information that his Model T automobiles that transformed the United States began coming down the assembly line in 1908-9; His views on war and how to end it; Account of his career and personality; Information on the buying of the newspaper "Independent" by Ford that proposed government ownership of telephones, telegraph and railways; Report that one of the strangest things in industrial history was the denunciation of Ford that followed the five-dollar day decision.


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