Books: Ford, A Focus

AND THEN CAME FORD—Charles Merz —Doubleday Doran ($3). Author Merz of The Great American Band Wagon does not pretend to write a biography of Henry Ford. He illustrates instead the period of American development that is best illuminated by the highlights of Ford's career. The result is a logical piece of writing, efficient in its grasp of factual detail, but devoid of any great inspiration. Perhaps the subject matter is too familiar; perhaps the perspective too short. Unheralded by newspaper publicity, the first of the highlights were the successive experiments in mechanics...

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