Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford

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National Geographic, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford is a riveting profile of the man whose invention revolutionized American life: the industrial visionary who changed the automobile from rich man’s toy into affordable necessity. Don Mitchell weaves archival images from the Benson Ford Research Center with quotes from Ford’s writings, speeches, and interviews to create a lively, comprehensive profile of this intriguing individual.

Fiercely independent, and a man of complex contradictions, Henry Ford is revealed above all as a man driven to achieve his dream of building "a motor car for the great multitude," accessible to all. Driven includes a time line, resource list, and index.

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Henry Ford invented the Model T car. The car was designed so that everyone could afford it. I was interested in this book because I didn't know much about Henry Ford. This book definitely filled the gaps for me. The author did a good job of explaining the details of Henry Ford's life. Read full review

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"An educated man is not one whose memory is trained to carry a few dates in history -- he is one who can accomplish things. A man who cannot think is not an educated man no matter how many college ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Don Mitchell's father spent his career in the automotive industry. Mitchell has worked as a public servant in the U.S. Senate and in the White House on the staff of the National Security Council. He has written one previous National Geographic title Liftoff: A Photobiography of John Glenn. He lives in Arlington, VA.