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Title:
Henry Ford : building cars for everyone
Author:
McCarthy, Pat, 1940-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the American inventor and industrialist who is best known for making the automobile practical, through both his revolutionary assembly lines and his desire to make a car every working man could afford.
Language:
English
Contents:
Testing the quadricycle -- Henry Ford, farm boy -- Independence and marriage -- Race cars and business failures -- Ford pioneers the assembly line -- The Peace Ship -- War, trials, and retirement -- Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum -- The Twenties, the Thirties, and the Great Depression -- Labor problems -- The later years -- The legacy of Henry Ford.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.5 4.0 60701.
ISBN:
9780766016200
Format :
Book

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Eggertsville-Snyder Library TL140.F6 M33 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
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- 100+ page biographies of famous Americans.
- Great for reports and curriculum tie-ins.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Readers are introduced to the many sides of Ford: engineer, doting father, pacifist, businessman, and eccentric. Black-and-white photographs and sidebars offer enough extra information to give readers a true sense of the time period, 1896-1947. The author is careful to note both the positive and negative details, thereby creating a balanced account. The coverage of Ford's business is quite revealing. Readers are shown the advantages of his assembly line to production as well as the harsh pre-union working conditions faced by employees. Students will find this volume useful for reports, and those readers with engineering and automobile interests will find it interesting.-Suzanne Crowder, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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