Edward Kellers Mr FordWhat have you done








Henry Ford was one of America’s leaders in the car manufacturing industry he pioneered the beginning of the automotive industry. Beginning as early as 1896, Henry Ford had established his first automobile in a brick garage behind his house on Bagley Avenue in Detroit. He had assembled one of the first successful automotive runs on pure gasoline. It was a simple two cylinder, two stroke engine.

Edward Keller’s, “Mr. Ford-What have you done?” depicts much of Ford’s life in the automotive industry. The book talked about how Ford had started his empire. How when he was 16 years old, he left home to pursue his dream in inventing “mechanical things” that would benefit the common need of all families in the United States. How he got a job in a steam engine factory making a mere $2.50 a week but due to his rent being $4.00 a month, he had to get a second job repairing watches for $2.00 a week. Later on Ford then got a job working for Detroit Edison Electric Company where he was fortunate enough to meet the very famous Thomas Edison. After meeting Thomas, Ford’s career began to take off as an automotive producer.

In 1888, Henry Ford married Clara Bryant and shortly there after, he moved to Detroit. After saving some money working for the electric company with the help of A.J. Malcomson, Ford was able to start up his Ford Motor Company. On June 16, 1903, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated with $28,000 capital. After this, Ford Motor Company, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated with $28,000 capital. After this, Ford Motor Company, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated with $28,000 capital. After this, Ford Motor Company, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated with $28,000 capital. After this, Ford Motor Company, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated with $28,000 capital. After this, Ford Motor Company, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated with $28,000 capital. After this, Ford Motor Company, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated with $28,000 capital. After this, Ford Motor Company, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated with $28,000 capital. After this, Ford Motor Company, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated with $28,000 capital. After this, Ford Motor Company, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated with $28,000 capital. After this, Ford Motor Company, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated with $28,000 capital. After this, Ford Motor Company, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated with $28,000 capital. After this, Ford Motor Company quickly emerged as the nations leading automobile producer.

Edward Keller was able to completely outline the life of Henry Ford from the beginning of his automobile industry up until the day he died. Edward Keller was able to tell us about Ford’s early life as well as what everyone knows him for. From the beginning of the model “N”, “K”, and finely the mass production of the model “T”, he was clearly able to outline the life of Henry Ford through his success in the development of the Ford Motor Company.
Many topics were covered in the story about Henry Ford. From the beginning of his years working at the electric company up into his death in the evening of April 7,1947. His successes as well as his failures were all generalized into one book about his life. From the upside and early mass production of Ford cars, to the downfall with the lawsuit by the Dodge family who owned 10% of the stocks of Ford Motor Company.

The subject of this book was very comprehensive as well. It covered all aspects of Henry Ford’s life that dealt with his automotive industry. The subject was treated as such that the reader felt like he/she was growing up with Henry Ford in a sense. Beginning with his early years and finding yourself emerging almost like you were with Ford in his successes.

Edward Keller was very careful in outlining Henry Ford’s life. He introduced the readers to Ford in a clear and comprehensive chronological order. The book was very carefully organized in outlining both the good and bad parts of Henry Ford’s life. The author wanted in a sense to give his readers an overview of what Henry Ford was really like. He didn’t want to put Ford up