Henry Ford Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Batchelor, Ray. Henry Ford: Mass Production, Modernism, and Design. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994, 150 p.

Reexamination of Ford, "the myths which surrounded him, his times and his contribution to manufacturing technology."

Gelderman, Carol. Henry Ford: The Wayward Capitalist. New York: Dial Press, 1981, 463 p.

Discusses Ford as "an apt symbol of the transition from an agricultural to an industrial America."

Lacey, Robert. Ford: The Men and the Machine. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1986, 778 p.

Biography of Ford based upon extensive interviews and information gleaned from archival documents.

Lewis, David L. The Public Image of Henry Ford: An American Folk Hero and His Company. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1976, 598 p.

Ford biography that highlights the paradoxical nature of the man and his relationship with the American public.

Marshall, Louis. "On Henry Ford and the Dearborn Independent, 1925." In The Golden Land: A Literary Portrait of American Jewry, 1654 to the Present, edited by Azriel Eisenberg, pp. 338-39. New York: Thomas Yoselof, 1964.

Letter that reproaches Ford for his virulent antiSemitism.

Merz, Charles. And Then Came Ford. Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1929, 321 p.

Largely positive portrait of Ford and his influence on American culture.

Rae, John B., ed. Great Lives Observed: Henry Ford. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1969, 180 p.

Examines Ford's industrial career and the man as viewed by his contemporaries. Also includes nine essays by various contributors on the subject of Ford's place in history.

Stidger, William. Henry Ford: The Man and His Motives. NewYork: George H. Doran, 1923, 207 p.

Laudatory study of Ford's character and career.