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The Resource Ferrytale : the career of W.H. "Ping" Ferry, James A. Ward

Ferrytale : the career of W.H. "Ping" Ferry, James A. Ward

Label
Ferrytale : the career of W.H. "Ping" Ferry
Title
Ferrytale
Title remainder
the career of W.H. "Ping" Ferry
Statement of responsibility
James A. Ward
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Wilbur H. "Ping" Ferry (1910-1995) was a self-styled "town crank," an influential and iconoclastic figure who seemingly knew everyone worth knowing in the mid-twentieth century." "Businessman, thinker, activist, government advisor, and philanthropist, Ping had a career as varied as his pronouncements. He taught John F. Kennedy at Choate, advised Eddie Rickenbacker at Eastern Airlines, worked a craps table in Havana, reported for several New Hampshire newspapers, and handled public relations for Sidney Hillman and his CIO/PAC. After World War II, he joined a public relations firm where he worked closely with Henry Ford II and John D. Rockefeller. He helped Ford establish his foundation, and with Robert Hutchins set up the Fund for the Republic, which later became the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara, California." "The book also reveals that Ping had a quieter, softer side. He treasured his friends, who were to be found across the globe, played the piano, formed a close relationship with the Trappist monk Thomas Merton, and assisted many struggling artists. He attracted followers who admired his independence and forthrightness, people who wished to be more like him. In Victor Navasky's words, Ping's ultimate importance was "the impossible example he set for the rest of us.""--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, James Arthur
Dewey number
  • 973.92/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT275.F4845
LC item number
W37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ferry, W. H.
  • Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
  • Public relations consultants
  • Philanthropists
Label
Ferrytale : the career of W.H. "Ping" Ferry, James A. Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46872262
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780804741576
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001031194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Ferrytale : the career of W.H. "Ping" Ferry, James A. Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46872262
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780804741576
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001031194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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