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Clara : Mrs. Henry Ford

Author: Ford R Bryan
Publisher: Dearborn, Mich. : Ford Books ; [Detroit, Mich.] : [Distributed by Wayne State University Press], 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: "In telling the story of Clara Ford, author Ford Bryan also charts the course of the growing automobile industry and the life of the enigmatic man at its helm. But the book's heart is Clara herself-daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother; cook, gardener, and dancer; modest philanthropist and quiet role model." "Clara is newly revealed in accounts and documents gleaned from personal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Clara Bryant Ford; Henry Ford; Ford family.; Ford (Family); Clara Bryant Ford; Ford family.; Henry Ford; Henry Ford; Clara Bryant Ford; Henry Ford
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ford R Bryan
ISBN: 0814329985 9780814329986 0814330657 9780814330654
OCLC Number: 47039026
Notes: Distributor named on jacket.
Description: 408 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
1: Early years in the country --
2: From house to house in Detroit --
3: Business and racing ventures --
4: Ford Motor Company takes off --
5: Edison Avenue years --
6: Back to Dearborn --
7: Years of expansion --
8: Best of times --
9: Depression days --
10: Life at Fair Lane --
11: World War II --
12: Henry's declining years --
13: Clara's declining years --
Epilogue --
Appendix 1: Bryant and Ford family histories --
Appendix 2: Diaries and reminiscences --
Appendix 3: Clara's kitchen: recipes --
Appendix 4: Ford Motor Company chronology --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: by Ford R. Bryan.
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"Pick a good model and stay with it," Henry Ford once said. No, he was not talking about cars; he was talking about marriage. Was Clara Bryant Ford a "good model"? Her husband of fifty-nine years  Read more...

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