Crosley: Two Brothers and a Business Empire That Transformed the Nation
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Crosley: Two Brothers and a Business Empire That Transformed the Nation

by David Stern, Michael A. Banks, Rusty McClure
     
 

Set in the vibrant Industrial Age and filigreed with family drama and epic ambition, Crosley chronicles one of the great untold tales of the twentieth century. Born in the late 1800s into a humble world of dirt roads and telegraphs, Powel and Lewis Crosley were opposites in many ways but shared drive, talent, and an unerring knack for knowing what Americans

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Set in the vibrant Industrial Age and filigreed with family drama and epic ambition, Crosley chronicles one of the great untold tales of the twentieth century. Born in the late 1800s into a humble world of dirt roads and telegraphs, Powel and Lewis Crosley were opposites in many ways but shared drive, talent, and an unerring knack for knowing what Americans wanted. Their pioneering inventions — from the first mass-produced economy car to the push-button radio — and breakthroughs in broadcasting and advertising made them both wealthy and famous, as did their ownership of the Cincinnati Reds. But as their fortunes grew, so did Powel’s massive ego, which demanded he own eight mansions and seven yachts at the height of the Great Depression. Rich with detailed reminiscences from surviving family members, Crosley is both a powerful saga of a heady time in American history and an intimate tale of two brilliant brothers navigating triumph and tragedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578602919
Publisher:
Clerisy Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
502
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Rusty McCLuRE, is the New York Times bestselling
author of Crosley; Cincinnatus; and Coral Castle.

He has a Master of Divinity
degree from Emory university and a Harvard MBA.

An advisor and investor in numerous entrepreneurial
projects Rusty teaches the entrepreneurial course at his
undergraduate alma mater Ohio Wesleyan university.

He is the son of Ellen Crosley McClure, daughter of
Lewis Crosley. She is the sole surviving direct descendant
of the Crosley brothers. He resides with his wife, daughters
in Dublin, Ohio.

Rusty has served as a PGA scoring observer for twenty
years. As a member of Cat Cay, a private island in the
Bahamas, Rusty played golf on its Windsor Downs course.

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