The People s Tycoon

Author: Steven Watts
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307558978
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Henry Ford

Author: M. J. York
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781616135140
Format: PDF, Docs
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Examines the life of Henry Ford and provides information about Ford's family background, childhood, education, and revolutionary work as an automobile manufacturer.

Mr Playboy

Author: Steven Watts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527504583
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Dieses Buch macht Spaß. Wie könnte es das Nicht? Das Ziel von Watts ist es, Ihnen einen Mann, das Magazin und ihren Platz in der Geschichte in voller Größe zu zeigen. Der Playboy ist nicht mehr die kulturelle Kraft, die er einmal war, aber er hat die Gesellschaft geprägt." ASSOCIATED PRESS Es ist schon ein tolles Leben, das Hugh Hefner hat. Schöne Frauen, ein wunderbares Anwesen, schnelle Autos, jede Menge berühmte und interessante Freunde, rauschende Parties. Wer will das nicht? Folgen Sie Steven Watts bei der Zwischenbilanz des Mannes, für den man den Begriff "Dolce Vita" hätte erfinden müssen, hätte es ihn nicht schon gegeben. Hugh Hefner ist nicht aber nur ein Lebemensch, Steve Watts beschreibt auch einen politisch und sozial engagierten Verleger, ohne den Amerika heute nicht wäre was es ist. Und die Playmates? Natürlich sind die auch mit von der Partie; Hugh Hefner, seine Affären und Ehen. Dabei gibt Watts auf unterhaltsame und gleichzeitig spannende Weise ein faszinierendes Kapitel amerikanischer Zeitgeschichte preis.

The Green Vision of Henry Ford and George Washington Carver

Author: Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078646982X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Henry Ford s War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Author: Victoria Saker Woeste
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 080478373X
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Henry Ford is remembered in American lore as the ultimate entrepreneur—the man who invented assembly-line manufacturing and made automobiles affordable. Largely forgotten is his side career as a publisher of antisemitic propaganda. This is the story of Ford's ownership of the Dearborn Independent, his involvement in the defamatory articles it ran, and the two Jewish lawyers, Aaron Sapiro and Louis Marshall, who each tried to stop Ford's war. In 1927, the case of Sapiro v. Ford transfixed the nation. In order to end the embarrassing litigation, Ford apologized for the one thing he would never have lost on in court: the offense of hate speech. Using never-before-discovered evidence from archives and private family collections, this study reveals the depth of Ford's involvement in every aspect of this case and explains why Jewish civil rights lawyers and religious leaders were deeply divided over how to handle Ford.

The Dao of Capital

Author: Mark Spitznagel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118416678
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As today's preeminent doomsday investor Mark Spitznageldescribes his Daoist and roundabout investmentapproach, “one gains by losing and loses by gaining.”This is Austrian Investing, an archetypal, counterintuitive,and proven approach, gleaned from the 150-year-old Austrian Schoolof economics, that is both timeless and exceedingly timely. In The Dao of Capital, hedge fund manager andtail-hedging pioneer Mark Spitznagel—with one of the topreturns on capital of the financial crisis, as well as over acareer—takes us on a gripping, circuitous journey from theChicago trading pits, over the coniferous boreal forests andcanonical strategists from Warring States China to NapoleonicEurope to burgeoning industrial America, to the great economicthinkers of late 19th century Austria. We arrive at his centralinvestment methodology of Austrian Investing, where victorycomes not from waging the immediate decisive battle, but ratherfrom the roundabout approach of seeking the intermediatepositional advantage (what he calls shi), of aiming at theindirect means rather than directly at the ends. The monumentalchallenge is in seeing time differently, in a whole newintertemporal dimension, one that is so contrary to ourwiring. Spitznagel is the first to condense the theories of Ludwig vonMises and his Austrian School of economics into a cohesiveand—as Spitznagel has shown—highly effective investmentmethodology. From identifying the monetary distortions andnon-randomness of stock market routs (Spitznagel's bread andbutter) to scorned highly-productive assets, in Ron Paul's wordsfrom the foreword, Spitznagel “brings Austrian economics fromthe ivory tower to the investment portfolio.” The Dao of Capital provides a rare and accessible lookthrough the lens of one of today's great investors to discover aprofound harmony with the market process—a harmony that is soessential today.

Die Protokolle der Weisen von Zion

Author: Hadassa Ben-Itto
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841206298
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Die unglaubliche Geschichte einer Fälschung Die "jüdische Weltverschwörung" dient bis heute als Erklärung für jede nur erdenkliche Katastrophe: Kriege, Revolutionen, Wirtschaftskrisen, Börsenkräche, Terrorismus, Aids. Und immer wieder laufen die Fäden bei einem vermeintlich authentischen Buch zusammen: den "Protokollen der Weisen von Zion", deren Entstehungs- und Wirkungsgeschichte hier packend erzählt wird. 1934 kommt es in Bern zum Prozeß gegen die "Protokolle", den Ben-Itto anhand von Gerichtsakten und noch lebenden Zeugen rekonstruiert.

Modernism and the Culture of Efficiency

Author: Evelyn Cobley
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802099572
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Cobley's close readings of modernist British fiction by writers as diverse as Aldous Huxley, Joseph Conrad, and E.M. Forster identify characters whose attitudes and behaviour patterns indirectly manifest cultural anxieties that can be traced to the conflicted logic of efficiency.