The Triumph of an Idea
|The Triumph of an Idea: The Story of Henry Ford (1934)
|OCLC 1248769all editionsGarden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1934|
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The advent of the automobile brought a clash of industrial ideas. Should the new vehicle be high-priced, obtainable only by the wealthy? Or should it be a vehicle of service to all humanity—within reach of the pocketbook of EVERY family? Henry Ford's answer was the Model T, which became known as the "Universal Car" and of which he manufactured more than 15,000,000.
With the Ford car available to the millions, there sprang up a nation-wide demand for better roads. The Ford car proved a great SOCIAL factor in the development and growth of the American people. And the story of the founding, success, and growth of the Ford Motor Co., giving the world, as it did, its first great picture of modern mass production, is an industrial epic which this volume attempts to tell.
It is a story of facts that less than a generation ago would have been a fairy tale.
Illustrated by 52 photographs.
THE TRIUMPH OF AN IDEA
TRIUMPH OF AN IDEA
THE STORY OF HENRY FORD
Ralph H. Graves
ILLUSTRATIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS
Garden City, New York
Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
PRINTED AT THE Country Life Press, GARDEN CITY, N.Y., U.S.A.
BY RALPH H. GRAVES
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
|I||A Lone Pioneer||1|
|II||The Beginning of an Industry||16|
|III||Performance and Profits||33|
|IV||The "Universal Car," Model T||49|
|V||Wartimes and Afterward||67|
|VI||The Rebuilding of an Industry||98|
|VII||A "Universal Car" Again: The V-8||126|
|VIII||Dearborn, the Wonder Town||160|
THE TRIUMPH OF AN IDEA
|This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was legally published within the United States (or the United Nations Headquarters in New York subject to Section 7 of the United States Headquarters Agreement) before 1964, and copyright was not renewed.
Works published in 1934 would have had to renew their copyright in either 1961 or 1962, i.e. at least 27 years after it was first published / registered but not later than 31 Decemberin the 28th year. As it was not renewed, it entered the public domain on 1 January 1963 .