By Samuel S. Marquis
Regarded through many car historians because the most interesting and so much dispassionate personality examine of Henry Ford ever written, Henry Ford: An Interpretation has lengthy been out of print and priced out of the achieve of many creditors. released on the peak of Ford's luck in 1923, the quantity was once written through the Reverend Samuel S. Marquis, an Episcopalian minister who used to be additionally the top of the sociology division at Ford Motor corporation. rather than a historical past of Ford Motor corporation or an easy retelling of Ford's existence tale, Marquis claims that his number of essays is meant to research the "psychological puzzle corresponding to the weird brain and character of Henry Ford presents."
In insightful chapters that may be learn in any order, Marquis examines Ford's mastery of self-promotion, his invincible attractiveness, his non secular perspectives, and his "elusive" character. He additionally considers Ford during the lens of his company through commenting on its business operations, its charitable explanations, and its "executive scrap heap." in response to many money owed, Henry Ford was once drastically pained by means of the feedback in a few of Marquis's essays, which led him to suppress the huge distribution of the quantity. certainly, such a lot of copies of Henry Ford: An Interpretation have been borrowed from the Detroit Public Library and not back that the library used to be pressured to take away the quantity from its cabinets. no longer unusually, the unique version of this booklet is particularly pricey and tough to discover because of those kinds of actions.
Ford historical past fans in addition to readers who're drawn to old biography might be thankful for the reprint of this important volume.