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Download The People's Tycoon Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (67 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Watts Narrator: John H. Mayer Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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How a Michigan farm boy became the richest man in America is a classic, almost mythic tale, but never before has Henry Ford's outsized genius been brought to life so vividly as it is in this engaging and superbly researched biography.

The real Henry Ford was a tangle of contradictions. He set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable to the masses, all the while lamenting the moral toll exacted by consumerism. He believed in giving his workers a living wage, though he was entirely opposed to union labor. He had a warm and loving relationship with his wife, but sired a son with another woman. A rabid anti-Semite, he nonetheless embraced African American workers in the era of Jim Crow.

Uncovering the man behind the myth, situating his achievements and their attendant controversies firmly within the context of early twentieth-century America, Watts has given us a comprehensive, illuminating, and fascinating biography of one of America's first mass-culture celebrities. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kevin J. | 3/14/2013

    " A very thorough and interesting review of Ford and his impact on the 20th Century both positive and negative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maggie | 3/10/2012

    " One minute you're like, "wow, Henry Ford was the best person ever". And the next you're like, "oh what a major jerk". Definitely an unbiased biography. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Casey | 3/28/2011

    " I enjoyed understanding the genius behind a great mind and the tragedy greatness and passion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Christopher Jamison | 8/22/2010

    " I ended up not finishing it. It was due at the library; I had already renewed it twice. It just wasn't worth the time to renew it again. "

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