"Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford" is a riveting profile of the man whose invention revolutionized American life: the industrial visionary who changed the automobile from rich man's toy into affordable necessity. Don Mitchell weaves archival images from the Benson Ford Research Center with quotes from Ford's writings, speeches, and interviews to create a lively, comprehensive profile of this intriguing individual.
Fiercely independent, and a man of complex contradictions, Henry Ford is revealed above all as a man driven to achieve his dream of building "a motor car for the great multitude," accessible to all. "Driven" includes a time line, resource list, and index.
About the Author
Don Mitchell is a novelist, essayist, and sometime screenwriter whose most recent books are The Nature Notebooks (a novel) and a guidebook to Vermont in the Fodor's/Compass American series. He's also the architect and builder of over a dozen low-cost, energy-efficient structures on Treleven Farm, and a shepherd with thirty-five years' experience managing a flock of sheep there. One of his current interests is forest management with the goal of enhancing habitat for endangered bats. From 1984 to 2009 Don taught courses at Middlebury College, primarily in creative writing-especially narrative fiction and writing for film-and environmental literature. Now he devotes most of his time to projects designed to enhance the farm and support the vision of Treleven, Inc.
Lee Iacocca is the former president of Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation and a bestselling author. He spends his time traveling, giving speeches, and supporting the Iacocca Foundation, which funds research for a cure for diabetes.