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

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

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Meet you in hell : Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bitter partnership that transformed America
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Meet you in hell
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Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bitter partnership that transformed America
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Les Standiford
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eng
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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 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. Enamored of Social Darwinism, the emerging school of thought that applied the notion of survival of the fittest to human society, both Carnegie and Frick would introduce revolutionary new efficiencies and meticulous cost control to their enterprises, and would quickly come to dominate the world steel market. But their partnership had a dark side, revealed most starkly by their brutal handling of the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892. When Frick, acting on Carnegie's orders to do whatever was necessary, unleashed three hundred Pinkerton detectives, the result was the deadliest clash between management and labor in U.S. history. WHILE BLOOD FLOWED, FRICK SMOKED ran one newspaper headline. The public was outraged. An anarchist tried to assassinate Frick. Even today, the names Carnegie and Frick cannot be uttered in some union-friendly communities. Resplendent with tales of backroom chicanery, bankruptcy, philanthropy, and personal idiosyncrasy, Meet you in hell is a fitting successor to Les Standiford's masterly Last train to paradise. Artfully weaving the relationship of these titans through the larger story of a young nation's economic rise, Standiford has created an extraordinary work of popular history
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Standiford, Les
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338.7/669142/092273
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HD9519.C2
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S83 2012eb
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history
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Read by John H. Mayer
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  • Carnegie Steel Company
  • Steel industry and trade
  • Homestead Strike, Homestead, Pa., 1892
  • Carnegie, Andrew
  • Frick, Henry Clay
  • Industrialists
  • Capitalists and financiers
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Meet you in hell : Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bitter partnership that transformed America, Les Standiford, (eaudio)
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1 sound file (10 hr., 56 min.)
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9781415953457
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Meet you in hell : Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bitter partnership that transformed America, Les Standiford, (eaudio)
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Publication
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Unabridged
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 sound file (10 hr., 56 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415953457
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
Z100024677
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
rbz100024677
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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