Many individuals and institutions contributed to the making of this book, and it is my pleasure to acknowledge their help. The staffs of the Benson Ford Research Center at Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, the Walter Reuther Archives of Labor History and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University, the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Albert Kahn Associates, and the Detroit Institute of Arts located written and visual materials. Judy Platt at the Federal Reserve Library in Philadelphia translated the Fords' immense wealth of eighty years ago into current dollars. Dick Folsom and Mike Skinner of the Henry Ford Heritage Association provided several useful leads. Al Bardelli, Mark Beltaire, Lucienne Bloch, Paul Boatin, Ford R. Bryan, Rosalie Kahn Butzel, Henry Dominguez, Linda Downs, Richard Earl Jr., George Ebling Jr., Virginia Ebling, Edsel Ford II, Doug Fraser, Bill Hackett, Bill Kahn, Bill May, Tim O'Callaghan, Bruce Simpson, and Dominick Vettraino offered insights and anecdotes. Bill Dow and Arie Karpinski assisted in portions of the research. Through it all, Hana Umlauf Lane at John Wiley & Sons remained a remarkably patient and supportive editor, enduring the hiccups in the production of this manuscript with an equanimity that would have startled Henry Fords head-cracking factory boss, “Cast Iron” Charlie Sorenson. My sincere thanks go out to all.