Independent Man: The Life of Senator James Couzens (Google eBook)

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Wayne State University Press, Jul 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 408 pages
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First published in 1958 by Charles Scribnerís Sons, Independent Man is the only book-length biography of one of Michiganís most remarkable men. His many careers embraced both the business and political spheres. Couzens was a prominent business man who helped shape Ford Motor Company but he left the company when he and Henry Ford clashed over politics. Upon leaving Ford, Couzens began his career in politics. He first served as Detroitís police commissioner. He went on to a controversial term as mayor of Detroit and then represented Michigan in the U. S. Senate. This book reveals the life of a truly unique and inspirational man.
  

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Contents

THE PLAINSPEAKING STATESMAN
152
THE MILLIONAIRES WAR
158
THE LA FOLLETTEITE
168
THE CRITIC OF COOLIDGE
174
THE RESTLESS STATESMAN
181
THE MAGNIFICENT GIFT
186
THE DANGEROUS MAN
193
THE CRUSADER AGAIN
200

THE COAL CLERK
29
THE FAMILY MAN
31
THE FORD MOTOR COMPACT
35
THE BUSINESS MANAGER
44
THE CLOUD
49
THE REALIGNMENT
56
THE MONEYMAKING MACHINE II
66
THE CRISIS
72
THE FIVEDOLLARADAT PLAN
83
THE FINAL BREAK
95
The New Public Man
101
THE JOBSEEKER AGAIN
103
THE POLICE COMMISSIONER
107
THE ODD CANDIDATE
113
THE STRONG MAYOR
117
THE PEOPLES MAN
122
THE BATTLE FOR MO
126
THE DAMNABLE OUTRAGE
131
THE REWARD
134
The Senator
139
THE ONEMAN BLOC
141
THE END OF AN ERA
208
The Independent Man
211
THE BANK CRISIS
213
THE WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE
221
THE CLIMAX
228
A HELL OF A MESS
235
THE MISSION THAT FAILED
245
THE NEW DEAL ONLOOKER
253
THE INVESTIGATOR AGAIN
262
THE DELEGATE TO LONDON
268
THE SMEAR
275
THE NEW DEAL REPUBLICAN
291
THE UNBOWED HEAD
298
THE POLITICAL DILEMMA
303
THE INDEPENDENT MAN
311
THE TRIUMPHANT DEFEAT
315
THE END OF THE ROAD
322
NOTES
329
BIBLIOGRAPHY
359
INDEX
369
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David Lewis is a professor of history at University of Michigan. He is author of The Public Image of Henry Ford: An American Folk Hero and His Company (Wayne State University Press, 1987).

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