Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh
Newton, James D.
With a foreword by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh were twentieth-century giants known personally by very few. In Uncommon Friends, James Newton recalls a lifetime of friendship with all of them - a friendship that began when he was only twenty years old and head of development of Edison Park in Fort Myers, Florida.
The accomplishments of these great and controversial men are well known, but in this remarkable book Newton captures their intimate lives. We see Thomas Edison's
tenacity as well as his humor and resilience and the extraordinary relationship he had with his wife. We observe the vigorous Henry Ford concealing industrial secrets from the press and jogging in his three-piece suit as Newton drives a Model T alongside.
Harvey Firestone is revealed as a vulnerable human being as well as a corporate wizard.
In Nobel Laureate Alexis Carrel, the scientist and surgeon who paved the way for modem surgery, we see the mystic and spiritual man.
And in Charles Lindbergh, Newton shows us the strong-minded realist who resented the intrusive segment of the press and opposed certain of FDR's policies as well as the man who pursued the mysteries of intuition and spirit to the end of his days.
Based on Newton's diaries, recollections, and extensive correspondence, Uncommon Friends is a unique opportunity to share a view of the personal side of some legendary figures.
368 Seiten / pages
excellent condition, like book
New York - San Diego - London - 1987 - Harcourt Inc.