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Henry and Edsel

The Creation of the Ford Empire

by Richard Bak

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Published by Wiley .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7613817M
ISBN 100471234877
ISBN 109780471234876

The Ford family agreed to name the car after Henry’s son Edsel and the top four names on the list: Citation, Corsair, Pacer and Ranger were selected for the models. The car was launched on September 4, , with 18 models in four lines, including five station wagons. Ford even established a separate Edsel . HENRY AND EDSEL Download Henry And Edsel ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Henry And Edsel book pdf for free now. Henry And Edsel. Author: Richard Bak ISBN: STANFORD Genre: Biography & Autobiography File Size: MB.

Henry and Edsel: The Creation of the Ford Empire by Bak, Richard and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Henry Ford (J – April 7, ) was an American industrialist and business magnate, founder of the Ford Motor Company, and chief developer of the assembly line technique of mass creating the first automobile that middle-class Americans could afford, he converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into an accessible conveyance that profoundly impacted the.

Get this from a library! Henry and Edsel: the creation of the Ford Empire. [Richard Bak] -- "Henry and Edsel is the first biography to focus on both the legendary founder of the Ford Motor Company and the son who led the company's transformation from successful manufacturer to business. Carefully crafted from thousands of Ford archives, written interviews, and first-hand accounts told by people who knew the man, Edsel: The Story of Henry Ford's Forgotten Son, brings into focus the remarkable life of Edsel Ford. The book chronicle's Edsel's life from his early days of growing up in and around his father's company, through the.


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Henry and Edsel by Richard Bak Download PDF EPUB FB2

In describing the struggle between Henry and his only child, Edsel, the author weaves a tale of success and failure, intrigue and human frailty/5(33). This is an excellent dual biography of Henry and Edsel, although, as in life, Henry overshadows Edsel in the book.

The book provides a concise history of Ford Motor from through when Henry II assumed control of the company/5. Henry and Edsel is the first biography to focus on both the legendary founder of the Ford Motor Company and the son who led the company’s transformation from successful manufacturer to business empire.

Author Richard Bak offers a daring new perspective on the human drama that changed the shape of by: No dry corporate history, Henry and Edsel focuses on the epic battle of wills between the unyielding Henry Ford, his gifted son Edsel, and his "second son," the brutal and insidious Harry Bennet.

No dry corporate history, Henry and Edsel focuses on the epic battle of wills between the unyielding Henry Ford, his gifted son Edsel, and his "second son," the brutal and insidious Harry Bennet who rose from barroom brawler to become Henry's heir : Richard Bak.

The book is more about Henry and Edsel Ford and their conflicts than about the buildup for WWII. It should have been titled "How an Aging Henry Ford and Harry Bennett Almost Ruined The Ford Motor Company." 2.

As the author states, he "dramatizes" events/5(). Edsel Bryant Ford (November 6, – ) was an American business executive and philanthropist who was the son of pioneering industrialist Henry Ford and his wife, Clara Jane was the president of Ford Motor Company from until his death in His eldest son was Henry Ford II, who succeeded him as president of Ford.

He worked closely with his father, as sole heir. After literally thousands of names were suggested, they eventually settled on Edsel, the first name of Henry Ford's son, Henry II's father–"settled" being the key word here.

“Watts’ book is the best one-volume biography of Henry Ford that I have ever read – despite all that has been written about Ford, Watts still manages to find new insights,” said Casey.

His latest book, The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World, was published in Baime is a longtime regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, and his articles have also appeared in the New York Times, Popular Science, and Men’s s:   Having purchased a Edsel inI found the book most interesting not only about the decisions leading to the development of the Edsel, but also found the trends underway in the automotive industry equally interesting.

The interactions between Henry and Edsel Reviews: Edsel is an automobile brand that was planned, developed, and manufactured by the Ford Motor Company for model years to With the Edsel brand, Ford had expected to make significant inroads into the market share of both General Motors (GM) and Chrysler and close the gap between itself and GM in the domestic American automotive market.

Ford invested heavily in a yearlong teaser. Get the best deals on Edsel Cars & Trucks when you shop the largest online selection at Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. One of many books on the Ford Motor Company published in this, its centennial year, Bak's work focuses on the relationship between founder and patriarch Henry Ford and his son, Edsel.

It is a true story perhaps better suited to a TV movie: the strong-willed father runs the company with an iron fist. marginalizing his talented son and instead /5(25). Synopsis A multigenerational saga of the Ford family and the creation of the Ford automobile empire. This is the first biography to focus on both father and son.

Although Henry's accomplishments are widely noted, his father, Edsel also played a key role and changed the course of the company in dramatic ways. Henry and Edsel is the first biography to focus on both the legendary founder of the Ford Motor Company and the son who led the company’s transformation from successful manufacturer to business empire.

Author Richard Bak offers a daring new perspective on the Author: Richard Bak. Timed to coincide with the th anniversary celebration of Ford Motor Company, Henry and Edsel is sure to be warmly received by history buffs and business readers.

Richard Bak (Detroit, MI) is a veteran journalist who has written widely on the Fords and the automobile industry. The Edsel Affair is the original book by C. Gayle Warnock, Public Relations Director for the Edsel Division of Ford Motor Company. Traces the history and the personalities involved from cradle to grave of the Edsel.

Edsel was a good businessman and knew how much market share Ford Motor Co. had lost to Chevrolet and Dodge. Henry, rich as Croesus, didn’t care, he thought the Model T was the perfect car, forever. While Henry was in Europe, Edsel had a revised Model T prototype built to try out his ideas.

Edsel's ulcers had become cancerous, and his condition was deemed inoperable. He was sent home to die. Henry Ford refused to admit the truth about his son's condition. "It was all due to Edsel's high flying lifestyle", he said. "If Edsel would stop smoking or eat a proper diet.

Carefully crafted from thousands of Ford archives, written interviews, and first-hand accounts told by people who knew the man, Edsel: The Story of Henry Ford's Forgotten Son, brings into focus the remarkable life of Edsel Ford. The book chronicle's Edsel's life from his early days of growing up in and around his father's company, through the controversy of his World War I draft notice and Brand: Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.

Henry Tatman, 90 Henry Edsel Tatman “Eddie”, 90, of Coles Park, West Portsmouth, passed away on Wednesday, Maat SOMC Hospice, Portsmouth, OH. He was born MaFriendship, OH, to the late Willis and Anna (Sowards) Tatman.

He was a retired meat.Access a free summary of Henry and Edsel, by Richard Bak other business, leadership and nonfiction books on getAbstract.6/10().