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Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West

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  • Posted May 27, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    How Fred Harvey Won the West

    I travel quite a bit in the southwest and I love staying at the El Tovar Hotel at the Grand Canyon as well as La Posada in Winslow Arizona. My stays there have always piqued my interest in how these places came to be. Well, Appetite For America answered these questions and gave me a rich and thorough story of food and train travel and hotels during a much simpler time in America.

    Fred Harvey brought to our country a wonderful work ethic and sense of loyalty that seems a bit missing in today's world. His concern for his customers and employees makes one nostalgic for a time when a person's word actually meant something.

    Anyone who is interested in trains, restaurants, hotels, the southwest, and a great "you are there" sense of storytelling will enjoy this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2013

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    I thought this was a great book!  A very fast engaging read for

    I thought this was a great book!  A very fast engaging read for those interested in little bits of history about the growth of the southwestern United States and the development of hospitality services in the late 19th century.

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