Henry Ford: Relationship Between Edsel And His Son

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I am writing an extract from a biography about the most influential innovator of the 20th century, Henry Ford. I will intent to write about his relationship between his son, Edsel and himself. I target my extract towards readers of the New York Times and I will aim to use a combination of selection of detail, descriptive language and tone to invite to reader to never treat their family the way Henry Ford did.

Edsel was always never at home. Rather he preferred to socialize on the other side of Detroit with the children of Detroit’s aristocracy and married the daughter of Detroit’s most famous Department store. By the time he was in his early 20’s, there was a distinct class difference between Henry and Edsel. Henry was
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Within a year their shares dropped to fifty percent and continued to plummet. Henry refused to entertain the idea of a new automobile because he thought that the Model T, was the perfect car ever built. He was obsessively committed to his vision of a perfect Model T car, now the same thing making him successful was now making him vulnerable. Every man in Ford except for Henry believed that a new automobile was needed including his own son. Even though Edsel despised conflict and tension with his father, he became convinced that times had changed and Ford needed to release a new model. Time and time again, Edsel would arrive at his father’s office with a set of new car plans under his arm but he was sent back. This ongoing fight went for over a year. After one discussion Henry demanded one of his colleague to send Edsel on a holiday to California and that he would “send for him” when he wanted to see him again.

On the 26th of May 1927, both father and son appeared in public together in releasing the fifteen millionth Model T after series of arguments. However, Henry Ford announced that Ford will discontinue the Model T and release a completely new model. In December 1927, the new model, Model A, was released. To everyone at Ford motors, they knew it was Edsel’s style and design which created the most popular car. To Edsel’s disillusionment, Henry took all the credit. Henry

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