In the introduction, he writes of Ford, "The genuine man remains elusive," which is an irritating way to try to lure the reader into a 500-page biography.
He was a church-going teetotaler, favored obscure Victorian-era folk dances and believed in the natural superiority of farms to cities--even in his workingman days, Ford managed to keep a country home.
In her novels, however, Ford presented a more complicated message: one that more fully developed both sides of the culturally tinctured Baptist message for women.
In many respects, Ford presents Grace Truman as the height of "true womanhood.
All of this made Henry Ford quite wealthy of course.
Surely the most dramatic proof that he meant what he said was when Ford doubled the pay of his employees, reducing their work hours simultaneously, all without raising the already inexpensive price of his superior product.
Ford's top ranking in the state goes counter to conventional thinking, which says California is an import-dominated market, said David Raphael, Western marketing manager for Ford.
Ford has led the pack in California four out of five years, he said.
His antiques filled the Henry Ford Museum at Greenfield Village, and his collection of old-time dances filled a small book, with a lengthy title: Good Morning -- After a Sleep of Twenty-five Years, Old-fashioned Dancing is Being Revived by Mr.
Ford considered all of them highly preferable to the "new-fangled dances" that were sweeping the country in the twenties.
Ford can build a vehicle for $443 less than GM, according to Harbour & Associates, an industry consultant that studied the impact on cost of different levels of vertical integration.
Under Ford 2000, Ford's North American and European operations and their respective components operating units are grouped into a single unit, Ford Automotive Operations.
If nothing else, a cohesive look and feel for the Ford
brand will eliminate the multiplicity of design themes that currently beleaguer the company.
designers, truth be told, hated their own designs.
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