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Independent Man
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First published in 1958 by Charles Scribner’s Sons, Independent Man is the only book-length biography of one of Michigan’s most remarkable men. His many careers embraced both the business and political spheres. Couzens was a prominent business man who helped shape Ford Motor Company but he left the company when he and Henry Ford clashed over politics. Upon leaving Ford, Couzens began his career in politics. He first served as Detroit’s police commissioner. He went on to a controversial term as mayor of Detroit and then represented Michigan in the U. S. Senate. This book reveals the life of a truly unique and inspirational man.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-4
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. FOREWORD
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. xv-xxii
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  1. A NOTE ON THE AUTHOR
  2. pp. xxxiii-19
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  1. Prologue: October 12, 1915
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Book I: The Money-Making Machine
  2. pp. 9-10
  1. 1. THE BEGINNING
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. 2. THE CANADIAN BOY
  2. pp. 15-17
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  1. 3. THE MONEY-MAKING MACHINE,
  2. pp. 18-22
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  1. 4. THE NEW DETROITER
  2. pp. 23-28
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  1. 5. THE COAL
  2. pp. 29-30
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  1. 6. THE FAMILY MAN
  2. pp. 31-34
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  1. 7. THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY
  2. pp. 35-43
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  1. 8. THE BUSINESS MANAGER
  2. pp. 44-48
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  1. 9. THE CLOUD
  2. pp. 49-55
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  1. 10. THE REALIGNMENT
  2. pp. 56-65
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  1. 11. THE MONEY-MAKING MACHINE, II
  2. pp. 66-71
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  1. 12. THE CRISIS
  2. pp. 72-82
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  1. 13. THE FIVE-DOLLAR-A-DAY PLAN
  2. pp. 83-94
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  1. 14. THE FINAL BREAK
  2. pp. 95-100
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  1. Book II: The New Public Man
  2. pp. 101-102
  1. 15. THE JOB-SEEKER AGAIN
  2. pp. 103-106
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  1. 16. THE POLICE COMMISSIONER
  2. pp. 107-112
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  1. 17. THE ODD CANDIDATE
  2. pp. 113-116
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  1. 18. THE STRONG MAYOR
  2. pp. 117-121
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  1. 19. THE PEOPLE'S MAN
  2. pp. 122-125
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  1. 20. THE BATTLE FOR M.O.
  2. pp. 126-130
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  1. 21. THE "DAMNABLE OUTRAGE"
  2. pp. 131-133
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  1. 22. THE REWARD
  2. pp. 134-138
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  1. Book III: The Senator
  2. pp. 139-140
  1. 23. THE ONE-MAN BLOC
  2. pp. 141-151
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  1. 24. THE PLAIN-SPEAKING STATESMAN
  2. pp. 152-157
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  1. 25. THE MILLIONAIRES' WAR
  2. pp. 158-167
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  1. 26. "THE LA FOLLETTEITE!"
  2. pp. 168-173
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  1. 27. THE CRITIC OF COOLIDGE
  2. pp. 174-180
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  1. 28. THE RESTLESS STATESMAN
  2. pp. 181-185
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  1. 29. THE MAGNIFICENT GIFT
  2. pp. 186-192
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  1. 30. THE "DANGEROUS MAN"
  2. pp. 193-199
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  1. 31. THE CRUSADER AGAIN
  2. pp. 200-207
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  1. 32. THE END OF AN ERA
  2. pp. 208-210
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  1. Book IV: The Independent Man
  2. pp. 211-212
  1. 33. THE BANK CRISIS
  2. pp. 213-220
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  1. 34. THE WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE
  2. pp. 221-227
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  1. 35. THE CLIMAX
  2. pp. 228-234
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  1. 36. "A HELL OF A MESS"
  2. pp. 235-244
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  1. 37. THE MISSION THAT FAILED
  2. pp. 245-252
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  1. 38. THE NEW DEAL ONLOOKER
  2. pp. 253-261
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  1. 39. THE INVESTIGATOR AGAIN
  2. pp. 262-267
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  1. 40. THE DELEGATE TO LONDON
  2. pp. 268-274
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  1. 41. THE SMEAR
  2. pp. 275-290
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  1. 42. THE NEW DEAL REPUBLICAN
  2. pp. 291-297
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  1. 43. THE UNBOWED HEAD
  2. pp. 298-302
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  1. 44. THE POLITICAL DILEMMA
  2. pp. 303-310
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  1. 45. THE INDEPENDENT MAN
  2. pp. 311-314
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  1. 46. THE TRIUMPHANT DEFEAT
  2. pp. 315-321
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  1. 47. "THE END OF THE ROAD"
  2. pp. 322-328
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 329-358
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 359-368
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 369-376
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 396-396
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