- Author:Steven Watts
- Publisher:Knopf; First Edition edition (August 9, 2005)
- Pages:640 pages
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Henry Ford may very well be greatest entrepreneur in American history. Another thing that The People’s Tycoon makes clear is that the success of The Ford Motor Company was very much a team effort.
Henry Ford may very well be greatest entrepreneur in American history. Few have had a greater impact on their time and culture the way Ford did in early twenty-first century America. It is an erudite and textured history not only of the man and his company, but also his times.
Praise for Steven Watts's The People's Tycoon Watts' judicious exploration of the feats and foibles of Henry Ford provides a timely and compelling model of how to. .The Baltimore Sun. STEVEN WATTS.
Praise for Steven Watts's The People's Tycoon Watts' judicious exploration of the feats and foibles of Henry Ford provides a timely and compelling model of how to cut through the hype and tell. Steven Watts is a professor of history at the University of Missouri and the author of The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of Life. He lives in Columbia, Missouri. Also by steven watts. The Republic Reborn: War and the Making of Liberal America, 1790–1820. The Romance of Real Life: Charles Brockden Brown. and the Origins of American Culture.
The People's Tycoon book. I attribute my emotional reactions and great interest in Ford's character to both the skillful writing by author Watts and the fine narration of the text by John Mayer, as I actually listened to the unabridged CD version all the way through (which took me about six weeks from start to finish).
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The People's Tycoon is an insightful and well-balanced biography of Henry Ford, the man who helped usher in the new mass . Henry Ford did not invent the automobile, but he invented something bigger - twentieth century America
The People's Tycoon is an insightful and well-balanced biography of Henry Ford, the man who helped usher in the new mass consumer society along with the concept of mass production which produced his famed Model T. This car became a symbol of the ordinary person's ability to partake in this new era of plenty and opportunity. Henry Ford did not invent the automobile, but he invented something bigger - twentieth century America. It is no exaggeration to say that without Ford's system of production, without his understanding of the mass market, without his Model T, that century would have been a very different phenomenon.
The real Henry Ford was a tangle of contradictions. Watts’ books have led to involvement in a number of media projects, including several films for PBS, the History Channel, and documentary venues in Germany and Brazil. He set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable to the masses, all the while lamenting the moral toll exacted by consumerism. He believed in giving his workers a living wage, though he was entirely opposed to union labor. He also has appeared in a variety of programs on CBS, NBC, CNBC, NPR, Fox, Fox News, C-Span, Bloomberg News, MSNBC, BBC, and Irish National Radio.
THE PEOPLE'S TYCOON Henry Ford and the American Century. Indeed, the implicit claim of Watts's admirable book is almost inarguable - that it's impossible to understand 20th-century America without knowing the story of Henry Ford
THE PEOPLE'S TYCOON Henry Ford and the American Century. 614 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. Indeed, the implicit claim of Watts's admirable book is almost inarguable - that it's impossible to understand 20th-century America without knowing the story of Henry Ford. He was born in 1863 on a farm near Dearborn, Mich. in the bosom of the traditional rural world he would help obliterate. Obsessed with repairing watches and with the mechanics of farm implements, he was fascinated in his teens by the sight of a self-powered steam engine, and acquired his interest in automotive transport at that moment.
Charles Sorensen once declared. His greatest failure was his treatment of his only son, Edsel. Many others who observed the relationship between father and son over the years agreed. tive and diligent boy, idolized his father as he rose through the ranks of the Ford Motor Company to assume its presidency in 1919. But Henry, jealous of his own prerogatives and suspicious of his son's softness, sought to toughen up his offspring by undercutting his decisions and fomenting rivalries.
The book covers Henry Ford’s modest beginnings in rural Michigan and his rise to power, becoming one of America’s wealthiest businessmen as well as a global celebrity. The author talked about Henry Ford’s anti-Semitism, his relationship with world leaders such as Lenin and Woodrow Wilson, his quest to improve the lives of the common man, and his belief in consumerism. He answered questions from members of the audience. Steven Watts talked about his biography The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century, published by Alfred A.
MY HERO recommends this book to adult readers . Ford was the entrepreneur who first made the automobile affordable but who grew skeptical of consumerism’s corrosive impact on moral values, an employer who insisted on a living wage for his workers but stridently opposed unions, who established the assembly line but worried about its effect on the work ethic, who welcomed African Americans to his company in the age of Jim.