Who Was Henry Ford?

By Michael Burgan

Who was Henry Ford?

A midwestern boy who worked on his father’s farm

The clever engineer of the world’s first mass-produced automobiles

A successful businessman who changed American industry


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Born on a small farm in rural Michigan, Henry Ford’s humble beginnings were no match for his ambition. Ford quickly created a manufacturing dynasty, bringing affordable cars to the masses and forever changing America and the American workplace. Who Was Henry Ford? details his meteoric rise, and explains how the genius behind the assembly line and the Model T shaped modern American industry.

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Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 5.31 × .27 × 7.63 in