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Old 02-15-2015, 07:42 PM   #1
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I watched the documentary of him on Netflix today.. Well worth the time if you haven't seen it yet.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:40 PM   #2
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I watched it Saturday afternoon. Very informative, and almost 2 hours worth.
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some interesting stuff is the book by Harry Bennett, We Never Called Him Henry, interesting reading by the man who was closer to ford than any other
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This is a brand new book written by Henry Dominguez. It sounds like a good read, so I have just ordered one for my Library.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:42 PM   #5
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I didn't know Bennett had written a book, I bet someone ghost wrote it for him. I'll have to find it. I've always considered him an evil man if there ever was one.
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some interesting stuff is the book by Harry Bennett, We Never Called Him Henry, interesting reading by the man who was closer to ford than any other
was Harry Bennett, Henrys Henchmen, strong-arm?
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Found these 2 pictures of the book, "We never called him Henry" by Harry Bennett, as told by Paul Marcus. So it appears that Harry didn't actually write the book.
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Brendan - yup, that's Bennett. He used to call Edsal "the weakling". Henry II fired him as soon as he could. The fireing literaly involved pistols being pointed at people.
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was Harry Bennett, Henrys Henchmen, strong-arm?
Yes. Bennett was hired by Ford to keep his employees in line and prevent unionism. Bennett's power increased to the point of actually being the defacto head of the company, issuing orders, hiring and firing with no limits on his power. Henry ll was the first and only man to stand up to Bennett and survive. Bennett was exiled to poverty when Ford ll faced him down.
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-Jim,I think you got it right !
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:34 AM   #11
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A bit of trivia. What make of hearse did Henry take his last ride in?

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I believe it was a Packard.

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Flahheadfan is correct, Henry Ford's last ride was indeed in a Packard. These pictures show the car outside the church.
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There is a good piece on Ford in the documentary "The Men Who Built America" it came on history channel but it's on Netflix now. Very good series. I love any show dealing with history.
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:48 AM   #15
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For some interesting reading, do a search of "Harry Bennet". He was a thug. His home was a fortress.
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I'll never understand why some people will post on a thread without bothering to read the previous postings.
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