My Forty Years with Ford

An unflinching eyewitness account of the Ford story as told by one of Henry Ford’s closest associates.

Author: Charles E. Sorensen

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814335691

Category: History

Page: 368

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An unflinching eyewitness account of the Ford story as told by one of Henry Ford’s closest associates.

Forty Years with Ford Tractors

I helped launch the Series 70 tractors in a number of markets, and particularly recall events in New Zealand, where I met up with my very good friend John Parfitt, who managed the country for the company. We spent the first two days at ...

Author: David Pearson

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 9781910456712

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 109

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David Pearson spent more than four decades working for Ford's tractor business, starting on the production line at the maker's Dagenham factory before moving to the Basildon tractor plant opened in 1964. He went on to become the maker's UK sales manager, and earned a reputation among farmers and dealers as the man who knew all there was to know about Ford tractors. Along the way, he was involved in the development of some of the most famous machines to bear the blue livery, from the Dexta to the 7000, and the FW articulated tractors to the 7810. Edited by agricultural journalist Martin Rickatson, Forty Years with Ford Tractors builds on a series of recollections which originally featured in Classic Tractor magazine, and includes additional material to tell David's fascinating story in full. It includes a comprehensive selection of black-and-white and colour photographs, many of which have never before been published and will be of interest to all Ford fans and tractor fans more generally.Front cover photograph: (c) Dave Franciosy /

The Public Image of Henry Ford

Charles E. Sorensen with Samuel T. Williamson , My Forty Years with Ford ( New York : W.W. Norton & Company , Inc. , 6 ) , P. 84 . 22. Nevins and Hill , Ford : The Times , p . 406. A copy of the booklet is in Acc . 292 , Box 5.

Author: David Lanier Lewis

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814318924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 598

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Skillful journalism and meticulous scholarship are combined in the full-bodied portrait of that enigmatic folk hero, Henry Ford, and of the company he built from scratch. Writing with verve and objectivity, David Lewis focuses on the fame, popularity, and influence of America's most unconventional businessman and traces the history of public relations and advertising within Ford Motor Company and the automobile industry.

The People s Tycoon

“The '43 Ford,” pp. 112-13, 208,210; “Sorensen of the Rouge.” Fortime, April 1942, pp. 79, 114, 116, 120: Nevins and Hill, Ford; Decline and Rebirth, pp. 188–208. Sorensen, My Forty Years with Ford, pp. 282, 181,286–92: "Sorensen of the ...

Author: Steven Watts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307558978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

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How a Michigan farm boy became the richest man in America is a classic, almost mythic tale, but never before has Henry Ford’s outsized genius been brought to life so vividly as it is in this engaging and superbly researched biography. The real Henry Ford was a tangle of contradictions. He set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable to the masses, all the while lamenting the moral toll exacted by consumerism. He believed in giving his workers a living wage, though he was entirely opposed to union labor. He had a warm and loving relationship with his wife, but sired a son with another woman. A rabid anti-Semite, he nonetheless embraced African American workers in the era of Jim Crow. Uncovering the man behind the myth, situating his achievements and their attendant controversies firmly within the context of early twentieth-century America, Watts has given us a comprehensive, illuminating, and fascinating biography of one of America’s first mass-culture celebrities.

Making and Selling Cars

261 ; Sorensen , My Forty Years with Ford ; Yanik , “ Trucks Proved Their Worth , ” p . 70 . 19. Ford director of purchasing A. M. Wibel , quoted in Nevins , Ford : The Times , the Man , the Company , p . 475 . 20.

Author: James M. Rubenstein

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801867142

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

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The automobile has shaped nearly every aspect of modern American life. This text documents the story of the automotive industry, which, despite its power, is constantly struggling to assure its success.

Friends Or Foes

To really enter the automobile age , a natural goal of the Five Year Plan was thus to have a large mass production ... Charles E. Sorensen , with Samuel T. Williamson , My Forty Years with Ford ( New York : Norton , 1956 ) , 194 . 79.

Author: Norman E. Saul


ISBN: UOM:39015063352259

Category: History

Page: 434

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With Friends or Foes? Norman Saul continues his monumental multivolume magnum opus on U.S.-Russian relations over the course of 200 years. This fourth volume provides the first comprehensive study in any language of an era that shaped the rest of the century and captures the major changes in relations between two nations on the verge of becoming dominant global powers. Among other things, Saul examines the rationale for America's failure to recognize the Soviet government through the early 1930s, analyzing the impact of the Red Scare and the roles of the State Department, Russian migrs, religious groups, and key individuals—like Charles Evans Hughes, Robert Kelley, Herbert Hoover, Boris Skvirsky, Olga Kameneva, and Maxim Litvinov—on the policy process. In addition, he recalls the American Relief Administration's gigantic effort to help Russian peasants and garners new material from American business records on concession arrangements and commerce and on Soviet responses during the first Five Year Plan. He also records travelers' impressions, cultural exchange, and the role of academia in each country—particularly the contribution of Russian émigré scholars to American education and the contributions of American journalists in Russia. Saul also reveals the tendency on both sides to preserve an atmosphere of secrecy, conducting business behind closed doors and rarely on paper. His prodigious research in the Hoover Presidential Library, the Franklin Roosevelt Library, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University-incorporating overlooked Diplomat Post Records and featuring an interview with George Kennan on his diplomatic role—has yielded a wealth of new insights into what really happened during a period in the history of the relations between the two countries that remains mysterious and controversial. Breaking new ground in diplomatic, economic, social, and cultural history, Saul's book illuminates both the mutual fascination that briefly permitted peaceful coexistence (and eventual alliance) and the ideological battles that ultimately led to the Cold War.

The Green Vision of Henry Ford and George Washington Carver

Sorensen, Charles E. My Forty Years with Ford. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2006. Strickland, Arvarh. “The Strange Ali-air of the Boll Weevil: The Past as Liberator.” Agricultural His— tory, Vol. 68, No.2.

Author: Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786469826

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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"Ford and Carver had a unique friendship and a shared vision. This book details their paths to "green" manufacturing and the start of the chemurgic movement in America. The story shows how capitalism can drive the green movement and expand American industry"--Provided by publisher.

Ford Model T

Right: From the Michigan license plate we can determine the year of this humorous, obviously scripted promotional photo. ... plain steel,” wrote Charles Sorensen, the pugnacious manufacturing chief in his book, My Forty Years with Ford.

Author: Lindsay Brooke

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760327289

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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100 years after the introduction of the Model T, this illustrated history tells the full story of the car that launched the American auto industry.

Henry Ford

Sorensen, Ford's top manufacturing executive, was more sure of himself. “In many ways,” he claims in his 1956 autobiography, My Forty Years with Ford, “I knew him better than did members of his family.” Similarly, the back cover of ...

Author: Samuel S. Marquis

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814335373

Category: History

Page: 248

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A reprint of the rare and controversial biography of Henry Ford, first published in 1923, written by Ford’s close associate.

The Song is Not the Same

... Charles E. Sorenson describes how writers such as Cameron and Crowther served as Ford's public mouthpieces in My Forty Years with Ford 3, 142–43. Most if not all of secondary sources credit Cameron with writing “Mr. Ford's Page.

Author: Bruce Zuckerman

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557535863

Category: History

Page: 172

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There has been a long-standing relationship between Jewish Americans and the world of American popular music. The essays in this volume blend surveys of music making as a whole with profiles of single artists. This is volume 8 of the annual publication, The Jewish Role in American Life (ISSN 1934-7529), produced by the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life at the University of Southern California. Contents: Foreword (Gayle Wald); Introduction (Josh Kun); "Cohen Owes Me Ninety-Seven Dollars, and other Tales from the Jewish Sheet-Music Trade" (Jody Rosen); “'Dances Partake of the Racial Characteristics of the People Who Dance Them': Nordicism, Antisemitism, and Henry Ford's Old Time Music and Dance Revival" (Peter La Chapelle); “Ovoutie Slanguage is Absolutely Kosher: Yiddish in Scat-Singing, Jazz Jargon, and Black Music” (Jonathan Z. S. Pollack); "'If I Embarrass You, Tell Your Friends': Belle Barth, Pearl Williams, and the Space of the Risqué" (Josh Kun); "'Here's a foreign song I learned in Utah': The Anxiety of Jewish Influence in the Music of Bob Dylan" (David Kaufman); "Jazz Liturgy, Yiddishe Blues, Cantorial Death Metal, and Free Klez: Musical Hybridity in Radical Jewish Culture" (Jeff Janeczco).