2010 Reprint of 1922 Edition. Facsimile of 1922 Illustrated First Edition. Ford's autobiography takes us inside the mind of an industrial genius whose contributions to industry changed the world and whose methods would eventually be termed "Fordism". Ford is one of the major figures of the twentieth century and this is his story. He was both an original, far-reaching thinker whose vision changed the world, and an obsessive and reclusive individual who spied on employees and with a tendency to believe in conspiracy theories.