by Richard Snow, 2013, Scribner, New York
I thought the subject matter of this book was absolutely fascinating. How Henry Ford invented the Model T and then made it available to the masses is a great story, no matter how many times it is told. He then built a company that mass-produced the automobile in incredible quantities.
The book goes on to illustrate Ford’s eccentricities that almost led to the demise of the company. It is unfortunate that a man of such genius had such horrible character flaws and quirks. I almost shuddered to think how he would have gotten along in the current “modern age.”
The book held my attention but seemed a bit choppy at times. I somehow didn’t get the transitions from one subject or individual to another in the book. I did feel that the book was worthwhile to read, however.