Monday, August 16, 2010

Driven: A photobiography of Henry Ford by Don Mitchell

Reviewed by Miss Dewey at Orenda

Four paw prints. What can you say about Henry Ford? He invented cars? No, he didn't, but he did make cars affordable for everyday Americans. He gave jobs to people that most other companies would ignore, he made sure children knew how important it was to get a good education (even though he didn't have a college education), and he gave back to the community he lived in to make it a better place to live for families. He was also very forward thinking when he realized oil is NOT a renewable resource and new technologies would need to be developed so people would have a lesser need for oil. But, unfortunately, as good as he was to others there were some things he did that would NEVER be accepted in today's age. This book was very interesting. I thought I knew about Henry Ford but I was so wrong. I was amazed at all the things he did with technology and the communities where his factories were located. But I was also saddened by his treatment of people he didn't like. Henry Ford was a very complex man. So what about the pictures? They were wonderful. I love biographies that have many pictures because it helps to make the book and the person seem much easier to understand. If you like this book and you what to learn more about Henry Ford then visit, and
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