Ford car books includes the history of Ford and the classic American Ford models.
The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the world's fourth largest automaker, founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16 1903.
Henry And Edsel: The Creation Of The Ford Empire by Richard Bak (2003) explores the ongoing friction between Henry and Edsel over adapting to a changing competitive environment and lays bare the stark contrasts between the two men. Henry emerges as a complex and self-contradictory man who was not entirely comfortable in the new world that he had done so much to create, while Edsel is revealed as a gifted, levelheaded and imaginative businessman with a keen sense of where the market was headed.
The Ford Century: Ford Motor Company And The Innovations That Shaped The World by Russ Banham (2002). This hundredth anniversary book is a fascinating, highly visual look into the history of an American icon - a company with a household name that has been a part of the fabric of the nation's history. Ford's story is one of inventions, personalities, legendary vehicles, setbacks, and successes, all intertwined with the most challenging and innovative century in American history.
Wheels For The World: Henry Ford, His Company And A Century Of Progress by Douglas Brinkley (2003) reveals the riveting details of Ford Motor Company's epic achievements, chronicling the outlandish success of the Tin Lizzie to the beloved Model A through the glory days of the Thunderbird, Mustang and Taurus, as well as the revolutionary plants where they were built - Highland Park and River Rouge. Brinkley tells of the amazing acquisitions of Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar and Mazda in the 1990s.
The Ford Dynasty: The American Story by James Brough (1978). A biography on the Henry Ford and the saga of the family that pioneered the automobile industry
Beyond The Model T: The Other Ventures Of Henry Ford by Ford Bryan (1997). Henry Ford's lesser known business and humanitarian endeavours.
Henry Ford by Roger Burlingame (1955). The first full length life of Henry Ford based on the private and official documents of the Ford Motor Company archives.
Ford Spotter's Guide 1920 - 1992 by Tad Burness (1993) is a photographic encyclopedia of more than 1,500 illustrations chronicling the history Ford Motor Company's cars, pickup trucks, vans, Broncos, Rancheros, sedan deliveries and more.
A History Of Ford Motor Company by Marie Cahill (1992). The story of Ford Motor Company's evolution from one man's dream to the second largest industrial corporation in the world is told in the pages of this fascinating book. It is the story of the Model T, the Model A, the Lincoln Continental and the Mustang - and the men who made Ford Motor Company great.
The Fords: An American Epic by Peter Collier (1988). The story of three generations of Fords and of the dramatic conflict between fathers and sons played out against the backdrop of America's greatest industrial empire.
90 Years Of Ford by George Dammann (1993). This comprehensive photo history covers the evolution of the Ford automobile from 1896 to 1993
Edsel Ford And E T Gregorie: The Remarkable Design Team And Their Classic Fords Of The 1930s And 1940s by Henry Dominguez (1999) provides an in-depth analysis of how the early Fords, Mercurys and Lincolns were designed, based on first-hand discussions with Gregorie, Ford Motor Company's first design chief.
Ford Through European Eyeglasses 1907 - 1947 by Edgar Duffield (1947) is a record of forty years' observation of the remarkable fabric known as the Ford organisation, from the outside and sixteen and three-quarter years' inside experience.
Ford: A History Of The Ford Motor Company In Australia by Geoff Easdown (1987). The story of one of Australia's car giants and its final success in dominating the Australian car market in the 1980's.
Ford Y Block by James Eickman (1984). Subtitled: 'How to Repair and Rebuild the 1954-62 Ford OHV V-8'. The best source for historical, technical and rebuilding information available on the popular Ford Y-Block.
Ford Chronicle: A Pictorial History From 1893 by Paul Flammang (1997) celebrates the fascinating story of the Ford dynasty through over 100 years and four generations of that family with a lively, year-by-year examination of the cars.
My Life And Work - An Autobiography Of Henry Ford by Henry Ford (2007) is the original autobiographical work by Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. In this book, Ford details how he got into business, the strategies that he used to become a wealthy and successful businessman and what others can do by learning from the examples he has outlined. This book should be read by small business owners, business students and those interested in the history of the automobile. Henry Ford will take you through a journey of history, business and lessons to be learned from which he used to develop his financial empire.
Ford Military Vehicles by Les Geary (1983). The uses to which the Ford models were used for military service during WW1, WW2 and the Cold War.
The Triumph Of An Idea: The Story Of Henry Ford by Ralph Graves (1934). Highlights of the 50 year period which Henry Ford became one of America's great industrial powers; also the story of his titan plant at Dearborn.
Fearsome Fords 1959-73 by Phil Hall (1982). An in-depth look at high performance Fords, including Fairlanes, Falcons, Torinos, T-Birds, Montegos, Mustangs, Comets, Cougars and Shelbys.
Ford Muscle: Street, Stock And Strip by Bill Holder & Phil Kunz (2004). Never before have the big-block Ford classics of the 60s and early 70s been documented with such spectacular photography. High-quality, full-car shots of the Mustang (including Cobra Jet, Boss family, Mach 1, Shelby), Falcon, Galaxie, Fairlane (including GT, Cobra, Thunderbolt and Torino), Comet (including GT, Spoiler II, Cyclone and more), and Cougar (including Eliminator, GT-E and XR-7) are featured in this impressive photographic history of Ford's high-powered classic vehicles.
Henry Ford by Regina Kelly (1970). A biography of the man remembered as father of assembly-line production and as an innovator in labour practices.
The Cars That Henry Ford Built: A 75th Anniversary Tribute To America's Most Remembered Automobiles by Beverley Kimes (1978). Historical text that captures Henry Ford growing and aging as his cars grew and aged, each lock-stepped together through history. Over 100 full-colour photographs further bring the man and his creations to life and include every model Henry Ford produced from the Quadricycle he put together as a young man in 1896 to the famous V-8 Ford on the production lines four and a half decades later during his failing years.
Ford: The Men And The Machine by Robert Lacey (1986). An authoritative account of the ambitious men and glamorous women behind the world's largest family-controlled business empire. From Henry Ford - the original in every sense of the word - whose revolutionary standards created a new way of life for America and the world, to Henry Ford II, old Henry's grandson, who rose from a frivolous playboy to become an industrial giant in his own right, to the tragic figure of Edsel Ford, old Henry's son and young Henry's father, smothered by the one and overshadowed by the other, to brash Lee Iacocca, whose visionary plans for the company would put him in conflict with Henry Ford II.
Henry Ford's Own Story by Rose Lane (2007). Subtitled: 'How a Farmer Boy Rose to the Power That Goes with Many Millions, Yet Never Lost Touch with Humanity' (1917)
Great Cars From Ford by Richard Langworth (1982). From Model T to Mustang, from the famous flathead V-8 of the '30s to the "Total Performance" fleet of the '60s, great cars have been coming from Dearborn for more than 75 years. This book is the story of these history making cars. Every one is memorable and important but the reasons are as varied as as the cars themselves.
Complete History Of The Ford Motor Company by Richard Langworth (1987). A fascinating year-by-year review of Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Edsel automobiles, with hard-hitting, in-depth commentary on the personalities and events that shaped them.
The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 by William Larkins (1957). A large number of people in the United States had their first airplane ride in a Ford Tri-Motor during the 1920s and 1930s, a plane that remains to this day a fine example of engineering, planning and production. It was the application of a modified assembly line production by the world's largest automobile manufacturer to a continuously refined design, backed by extensive advertising and publicity concerned with safety, at a time when such dependability and safety was crucial, that put Ford ahead of all of its competitors.
Ford: The Dust And The Glory. A Racing History 1901-1967 by Leo Levine (2000). This reprint of the long out-of-print 1968 classic covers seven decades of Ford's pioneering and illustrious activities in auto racing.
The Public Image Of Henry Ford: An American Folk Hero And His Company by David Lewis (1976) is a portrait of that enigmatic folk hero, Henry Ford, and of the company he built from scratch. It 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.
100 Years Of Ford: A Centennial Celebration Of The Ford Motor Company by David Lewis (2005). The story from Henry Ford's earliest hand-built horseless carriages, through to his revolutionary assembly line and the Model T it churned out, to the two-tone wonders and muscle machines of the glamourous 1950s and '60s, right up to today's high-tech creations from Dearborn. Noted automotive historian David L. Lewis profiles famous Ford personalities, from the heroic to the notorious.
The Vintage Ford by Bruce McCalley (1975). Official Publication of the Model T Ford Club of America.
Ford Heavy-Duty Trucks 1948-1998 Photo History by Paul McLaughlin (2001). The first and only history devoted solely to Fords heavy-duty haulers provides big-truck enthusiasts with a comprehensive history of the line supplemented by a wealth of archival and modern photography.
Ford Station Wagons 1929-1991 Photo History by Paul McLaughlin (2002). The first station wagons were built to carry rail passengers and their luggage to and from the station and were called Depot Hacks. By the 1950s station wagons had become a common feature of suburban living.
And Then Came Ford by Charles Merz (1929). The story of the country's last sixty years in his biography of the gaunt manufacturer of the Tin Lizzie who has immeasurably broadened the orbit of this nation's travel, defied its precedents, challenged its history, collected its antiques, enriched its folklore and remade its legends.
The Nifty Fifties Fords: An Illustrated History Of The 1950's Fords by Ray Miller (1987)
We'll Race You, Henry! A Story About Henry Ford by Barbara Mitchell (1986). A brief biography of Henry Ford with emphasis on how he came to develop fast, sturdy and reliable racing cars that eventually gave him the idea for his Model T.
Ford 100 Years: America's Original Car Company by Mike Mueller (2003)
Ford: 100 Years Of History by Mike Mueller (2003). Henry Ford was responsible for introducing the car to the masses, developing the first inexpensive automobile that could be afforded by the ordinary man in the street - and introducing the principles of mass production. He founded his manufacturing company in America in 1903, so in 2003 the Ford Corporation celebrated its centenary. This wonderful book reveals its full history, from the days of Henry Ford, through to its development into the massive corporation we know today.
The Story Of Ford by Neil Musolf (2009)
Ford: Expansion And Challenge 1915-1933 by Allan Nevins & Frank Hill (1957). Part I of a classic three volume biography and history of Henry Ford and The Ford Motor Company.
Ford: Decline And Rebirth 1933-1962 by Allan Nevins & Frank Hill (1963). History of Henry Ford and The Ford Motor Company. An incredible biography.
Ford: The Times, The Man, The Company by Allan Nevins & Frank Hill (1954)
The Original Book Of The Ford: How To Get The Best Out Of A Ford Car Or Van by R T Nicholson (1924) tells how Ford owners can get the best out of their cars. It is an indispensible handbook on the care, upkeep, repair and adjustment of Ford cars.
Young Henry Ford: A Picture History Of The First Forty Years by Sidney Olson (1963). A biography in pictures of the young Henry Ford, from his early days as a farm boy to his evolution into a man who would shape modern manufacturing and America.
Fords Of The Sixties by Michael Parris (2003). The inside stories of Ford during the total performance sixties. This decade brought us the Falcon, the Mustang, Shelby Cobras and motorsports wins from Indy and NASCAR to Trans Am and LeMans.
Fords Of The Fifties by Michael Parris (2001) blends a behind-the-scenes story of Ford Motor Company's survival and comeback from 1949 to 1959 with these beautiful images and details of classic Fords.
Custom Fords by Pierce Riemer (1989). An examination of some of Ford's influences that have brought hot-rodding and customising to where it is today.
The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford And The American Century by Steven Watts (2005) shows how a Michigan farm boy from modest circumstances emerged as one of America's richest men and one of its first mass-culture celebrities, one who became a folk hero to millions of ordinary citizens because of his support of high wages and material abundance for everyday workers and yet also excited the admiration of figures as diverse as Vladimir Lenin and Adolf Hitler, John D. Rockefeller and Woodrow Wilson.
Automobile Man: The Story Of Henry Ford by John Rowland (1974)
Super 60's Fords: Inside Story Of The Most Powerful Fords Ever Built by John Smith (1989)
The Racing Fords by Hans Tanner (1968). History of Ford's adventures in motor racing, from early efforts with Model T's and flathead V-8s, to the Indianapolis project, twin-cam V-8's, leading to the GT-40 small and large block cars.
Funabout Fords by Joseph White (1915) is a collection of jokes, gags and brief anecdotes about early Ford automobiles.
Henry Ford And Grass-Roots America by Reynold Wik (1972). A study of Henry Ford and rural America in the 1920s.
Henry Ford: Genius Behind The Affordable Car by Jeff Young (2007) chronicles the life of Henry Ford - inventor, businessman and philanthropist. Most well-known for his Model T automobile and the assembly line, readers soon learn that Fords antiwar efforts during WWII almost landed him on the ballot for president.
1909 Watch The Fords Go By A collectors information guide.
Ford At Fifty: An American Story 1903-1953 by Ford Motor Company (1953). Excellent look at manufactururing life in the forties and fifties before the 'troubles'.
Antique Ford Parts And Accessories (1995). Catalogue for Model T, Model A and Early V-8 Ford car parts
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