achievement has altered our world more than the introduction of the automobile
into every element of our society, and no single company has been more
influential in that achievement than Ford Motor Company. For the past 100
years, we have used automobiles for our livelihood, for travel and recreation,
for delivery and transport—thanks, in large part, to the vision of Henry Ford
and the three successive generations of Ford leaders that have furthered his
hundredth anniversary book is a fascinating, highly visual look into the
history of an American icon—a company with a household name that has been a
part of the fabric of our nation’s history. Ford’s story is one of inventions,
personalities, legendary vehicles, setbacks, and successes, all intertwined
with the most challenging and innovative century in American history.
Ford Century represents the
visual history of the man, the machine, and the company that changed the world.
From the automotive assembly line to the V-8 engine; from the affordable
everyman’s car to the creation of a network of national highways, from the
Arsenal of Democracy in World War II to today’s global economy—it’s all here in
the most compelling and comprehensive book on Henry Ford and the Ford legacy.
more than 500 full-color and archival images, an unflinching, thoroughly
researched text, and many special features, this book spans a complete century
of goings-on at this archetypal corporation. The Ford Century covers all
of the well-known subjects—the Model T, Edsel Ford, the famed Rouge
Complex—plus exciting unreleased vehicles, compelling interviews, and
surprising insights that are possible only with the unparalleled access granted
to the producers of this book.
a lively, personality-centered text and stunning images, The Ford Century
is a compelling read for car buffs, industry watchers, and connoisseurs of
illustrated history alike.
engineers, friends and foes have penned many books about Henry Ford’s life and
work—not counting all the books about the cars. But here is one that covers it
all in words and pictures. This high-quality coffee table history book contains
over 500 photos. It is hefty but not massive, easy to read and well designed.
Banham divides the Ford story into four topical chapters: an overview, risks,
innovations, and efforts to improve the world. The Ford Motor Company changed
the world. The Ford Century is an
amazing overview of an engaging corporate story and the love affair American
consumers had with not only Ford automobiles, but also Henry Ford himself.