Henry Ford

Author: Donn Paul Werling
Publisher: SAE International
ISBN: 076800456X
Size: 22.46 MB
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Henry Ford For Kids

Author: Ronald A. Reis
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613730934
Size: 20.33 MB
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Henry Ford For Kids. An in-depth and realistic portrait of the man who "put America on wheels" Detailing Henry Ford's childhood as a precocious farm-boy mechanic, his revolutionary labor and production ideas, and the lasting legacy of his widespread philanthropy, author Ronald A. Reis also does not shy away from his eccentricities. The issues that stirred controversy are discussed, such as the industrialist's anti-Semitic views and his pacifist beliefs. Packed with historic photos and illuminating sidebars, Henry Ford for Kids brings the turn of the 20th century to life, touching on related topics such as the popularity of "auto polo," the Great War, and the life of industrial architect Albert Kahn. Twenty-one hands-on activities encourage budding innovators to apply engineering and production ideas and learn more about the era as kids will build a lemon-powered battery, make a moving assembly line, learn to dance the waltz, design an automobile dashboard, and much more.

Dearborn Michigan

Author: Craig Hutchison
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738523071
Size: 44.66 MB
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Dearborn Michigan. Located on the banks of the Rouge River just ten miles from Detroit, the city of Dearborn began as a humble pioneer settlement in the 1780s. Over the course of two centuries, it has developed into a close-knit community, a college town, a major tourism center, and a world-famous industrial city. Through an impressive collection of photographs drawn from the Dearborn Historical Museum, Images of America: Dearborn, Michigan documents the influential people, places, and events that have shaped Dearborn's rich history. This book traces Dearborn's spirit of innovation through engaging glimpses of the 19th century U.S. Arsenal, the historic River Rouge Plant, Mayor Hubbard's lasting influence, and the legacy of Henry Ford. From the European settlers who first settled on the banks of the Rouge, to the streets, buildings, and schools that were named for them, Dearborn is revealed as a vibrant urban community with a strong sense of civic pride.

The Edisons Of Fort Myers

Author: Tom Smoot
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561643127
Size: 14.11 MB
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The Edisons Of Fort Myers. "While in Fort Myers he watched over his extensive botanical gardens, fished from both his battery-powered electric launch and his quarter-mile-long dock, interacted with the locals, and labored for many hours in his laboratory. During the last few years of his life there was little time for relaxation while in Florida, for he was consumed by his quest for a domestic source of rubber. In 1914, Henry and Clara Ford, their son Edsel, and the naturalist John Burroughs, joined the Edisons and three of their children for a memorable camping trip in the Florida Everglades. Two years later the Fords bought the adjoining estate and spent winters there beside the Edisons. Other dignitaries came to visit as well, including President-elect Herbert Hoover and his wife. Harvey Firestone was an annual visitor." "The Edisons became an essential part of the Fort Myers story. Thomas quickly made lifelong friendships with townsfolk; Mina, somewhat slower to join in local activities, plunged headfirst in the 1920s. She spoke at a high school graduation and at civic clubs and councils. She gave teas and headed a Red Cross fundraising drive. And she pioneered race relations in this segregated Southern community. The love affair of the Edisons was cut short by the death of Thomas in 1931, but Mina continued to live out her love for Fort Myers and its people until her death in 1947. She gave their winter estate, Seminole Lodge (Thomas's "jungle"), to the citizens of Fort Myers. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

Edsel

Author: Henry L. Dominguez
Publisher: SAE International
ISBN:
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Edsel. The name is used as a synonym for business disaster. But Dominguez, a veteran historian of the Ford Motor Company, is not so interested here in the 1950s car as in the man behind it. He wondered why a son of Henry Ford and the president of the Company for a quarter of a century had attracted no one'