The Inside History of the Carnegie Steel Company. a Romance of Millions.

Bridge, James Howard

Edité par Aldine Book Company, New York, 1903
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Titre : The Inside History of the Carnegie Steel ...

Éditeur : Aldine Book Company, New York

Date d'édition : 1903

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Good

Edition : Fourth Edition

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Xvi, 309 pages, 12 plates (1 double-page) , half leather, new cloth backstrip, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the preface: "With documentary proof before me I found that almost every man who had written a line about the events I was investigating had blundered; one in dates, another in sequence of happenings, a third in the placing of credit for inventions and improvements; and of them all I found Andrew Carnegie's own narrative the least trustworthy. Knowing how excellent is his verbal memory, it puzzled me to find him mistaking his own birth year, claming to have been the first in America to have originated the Bessemer process of steel-making; to have originated iron railway bridges; to have been the founder of the business that bears his name; to have been ever on the alert to adopt new processes and mechanical improvements; to have maintained without a break the friendliest of relations with his partners; to have been the principal factor in the gigantic growth of the business; to have fervently tried to carry his high ideals concerning labor into his own works. Instead of this everywhere found proof of the contrary; and when, finally, I was notified that I must agree to submit my manuscript to the usual Carnegie revision before I could count on any assistance of the present officers of the company, my disillusionment was complete. " ; Ex-Library; 309 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 25441

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