Uncle Henry's Ford Rouge by Ralph Moore
This book includes never-before-told stories about Dearborn's famous Ford Rouge Complex and the colorful characters who kept it operating under difficult and hazardous conditions. Starting in the 1960's, Ralph Moore chronicles his thirty-three-year career at the Rouge. This was a tumultuous time that included dangerous working conditions, union strife, racial tensions, (including the 1967 Detroit race riot), the healing effect of the Detroit Tigers' 1968 World Series win, and women's entrance into the union workplace. Using humor, entertaining stories, and his own original poetry, Moore paints a vibrant picture of Detroit's working class during these uncertain times.