American Steel: Hot Metal Men and the Resurrection of the Rust Belt

American Steel: Hot Metal Men and the Resurrection of the Rust Belt

by Richard Preston
     
 

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Acclaimed writer Richard Preston chronicles the nearly superhuman effort by the Nucor Corporation, America's ninth-largest steel company to build a revolutionary new steel plant from the ashes of the midwestern Rust Belt. Elegantly written and compulsively readable, American Steel has all the elements of a great novel: amazing characters, gripping suspense, towering

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Acclaimed writer Richard Preston chronicles the nearly superhuman effort by the Nucor Corporation, America's ninth-largest steel company to build a revolutionary new steel plant from the ashes of the midwestern Rust Belt. Elegantly written and compulsively readable, American Steel has all the elements of a great novel: amazing characters, gripping suspense, towering machinery, and a driving mission.

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The dramatic chronicle of a maverick group of industrial adventurers (Nucor Corporation) and their effort to build a sheet steel mill in a cornfield outside Crawfordsville, Indiana, using unproven German technology in an attempt to "leapfrog" Japan. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780380718221
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 8.05(h) x 0.82(d)

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