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The Reckoning by David Halberstam

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45. THE SCION

THE YOUNG MAN HAD gone to the Detroit Tigers baseball game with a few friends, and under normal conditions he might have attracted considerable attention, being as he was the heir to an exceptional tradition, the most prominent male member of the fourth generation of Fords. But no one seemed to recognize the heir, a pleasant young man of modest height with a slight tendency to put on weight—though he no longer, as he had when he was a boy, kept his own secret supply of the powder to make chocolate malts. Suddenly there was a stir, a VIP was arriving, and photographers and television cameramen rushed through the box seats toward the celebrity. People were pushed aside, including the young heir himself, as the photographers scurried ...

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