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  • The Triumph of an Idea: The Story of Henry Ford

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ralph H. Graves
    • Narrated By David Mitchell
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    (10)
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    (9)
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    (9)

    Here is the story of a mechanically inclined farm boy who turned the automobile from a toy for the wealthy, into a necessity for modern life.

    This biography approaches the story of Henry Ford in the context of his world. For example, roads were as much a factor for cars, as the car was for roads. The farmer would not risk his livelihood on a Ford internal combustion tractor until the engine proved itself in his Sunday car.

    Anonymous says: "Shallow book badly read - waste of money and time"
    "Very Poorly Written - Misleading Title"
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    I bought this book expecting to listen to the story of Henry Ford and how an idea and vision had triumphed, instead I ended up listening to what I could easily find from Wikipedia about Henry Ford.

    The author had shamelessly used the name of Henry Ford and written about a subject he clearly had no clue about. In every chapter he gives us a line or two about Mr Ford and then the storyline wonders to paragraphs of meaningless rambling about historical events that occurred during the time of the event author started to talk about.
    If those historical occurrences were at least distantly related to Henry Ford or his triumphant vision we could have tolerated the book, but unfortunately about seventy five percent of the book has absolutely nothing to do with Henry Ford.

    For example; he starts to tell us about what happend during a certain time of Mr Ford's life and then starts to tell us about who ruled France at the time, what happened in England politically and how a something else was occurring in India during the same time.

    An absolute waste of time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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