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    Many people don't realize that among Henry's many innovations, he pioneered hiring Veterans, Disabled people, including the blind, women (in non-conventional jobs like factory work, and blacks. Most of this was considered radical, because in those days handicapped and blind people were widely considered 'useless.'
    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/0...on/?refer=news
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    he was ahead of the times. I wonder what he would think about today`s cars ?
    34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED

    it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

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      I was going to see if I could find that building on Google Maps, but then saw that the article actually had a link to it. It was neat viewing it from different angles on the street, imagining the goings-on inside so many years ago.

      I hardly take the time to read books anymore, but some day I'd like to read more about Ford. However, I think I'd prefer something besides his autobiography. Something more distanced and objective. Any recommendations?

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        Originally posted by Mustang Mike View Post
        I was going to see if I could find that building on Google Maps, but then saw that the article actually had a link to it. It was neat viewing it from different angles on the street, imagining the goings-on inside so many years ago.

        I hardly take the time to read books anymore, but some day I'd like to read more about Ford. However, I think I'd prefer something besides his autobiography. Something more distanced and objective. Any recommendations?
        I've read a bunch of books about him, my favorite is 'Henry Ford: the men and the machine' by Robert Lacey. It reads really well and seems to be a honest and complete history of him, good and bad. I think it really helps you to understand what he did and why he did them.

        https://www.amazon.com/FORD-Men-Mach...nd+the+machine

        My second favorite was a autobiography by one of his right hand men, Charles Sorensen: 'My forty years with Ford'

        https://www.amazon.com/Forty-Years-G...arles+sorensen

        They can be pricey if you buy them retail, but I found my Lacey book at a Goodwill store for a buck, and I got the Sorensen book through an interlibrary loan. Old cheapskate Henry would have been proud of me.
        '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
        My Mach's restoration progress
        My Sprint's restoration progress
        "Never offer advice. Wise men don't need it, and fools won't heed it." ~ author unknown

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          Thank you, Steve... the name of that book definitely sounds familiar now that you mention it. I'll put it in my list, and keep an eye out for a used copy.

          My father had read a lot of biographies, so I e-mailed my 85-year old mother and asked: I don't suppose you have a copy of the book "Ford: The Men and the Machine", do you?

          Her response was: No, but I have "Olds: The Very Ancient and Crotchety". Would that do?

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