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The Resource Meet you in hell : Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bitter partnership that transformed America, Les Standiford

Meet you in hell : Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bitter partnership that transformed America, Les Standiford

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Meet you in hell : Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bitter partnership that transformed America
Title
Meet you in hell
Title remainder
Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bitter partnership that transformed America
Statement of responsibility
Les Standiford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is history that reads like fiction: the riveting story of two founding fathers of American industry -- Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick -- and the bloody steelworkers' strike that transformed their fabled partnership into a furious rivalry. Author Les Standiford begins at the bitter end, when the dying Carnegie proposes a final meeting after two decades of separation, probably to ease his own conscience. Frick's reply: "Tell him that I'll meet him in hell." It is a fitting epitaph. Set against the backdrop of the Gilded Age, a time when Horatio Alger preached the gospel of upward mobility and expansionism went hand in hand with optimism, Meet You in Hell is a classic tale of two men who embodied the best and worst of American capitalism. Standiford conjures up the majesty and danger of steel manufacturing, the rough-and-tumble of late-nineteenth-century big business, and the fraught relationship of "the world's richest man" and the ruthless coke magnate to whom he entrusted his companies. - Jacket flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Standiford, Les
Dewey number
338.7/669142/092273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9519.C2
LC item number
S83 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carnegie Steel Company
  • Carnegie, Andrew
  • Frick, Henry Clay
  • Steel industry and trade
  • Homestead Strike, Homestead, Pa., 1892
  • Industrialists
  • Capitalists and financiers
Label
Meet you in hell : Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bitter partnership that transformed America, Les Standiford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-313) 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
Contents
Note from the author -- Prelude : Eye of the needle -- Part one : Grand design. Gauntlet -- The stage is set -- By the bootstraps -- Convergence of the twain -- The king of coke -- Good for the goose -- A rock and a hard place -- Firm hand at the wheel -- Two strikes -- Part two : Blood on the river. Strike three -- The wagons circle -- A finish fight -- Early warning -- Rockets' red glare -- Over the edge -- The better part of valor -- While Rome burned -- Part three : Unraveling. The occupation of Homestead -- Anarchy in Pittsburgh -- Not an inch -- Bury the past -- Death do us part -- Great divide -- Gathering storm -- Put asunder -- Devil in the details -- Money, happiness -- In the wings -- Earthly goods
Control code
57373773
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 319 pages
Isbn
9781400047673
Lccn
2004030947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Meet you in hell : Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bitter partnership that transformed America, Les Standiford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-313) 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
Contents
Note from the author -- Prelude : Eye of the needle -- Part one : Grand design. Gauntlet -- The stage is set -- By the bootstraps -- Convergence of the twain -- The king of coke -- Good for the goose -- A rock and a hard place -- Firm hand at the wheel -- Two strikes -- Part two : Blood on the river. Strike three -- The wagons circle -- A finish fight -- Early warning -- Rockets' red glare -- Over the edge -- The better part of valor -- While Rome burned -- Part three : Unraveling. The occupation of Homestead -- Anarchy in Pittsburgh -- Not an inch -- Bury the past -- Death do us part -- Great divide -- Gathering storm -- Put asunder -- Devil in the details -- Money, happiness -- In the wings -- Earthly goods
Control code
57373773
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 319 pages
Isbn
9781400047673
Lccn
2004030947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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