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Powel and Lewis Crosley were opposites in many ways but shared drive, talent, ...
Powel and Lewis Crosley were opposites in many ways but shared drive, talent, and an unerring knack for knowing what Americans wanted. Born in the late 1800s into a humble world of dirt roads and telegraphs, they were at the vanguard in a breadth of endeavors, from the world's largest manufacturer of radios, to the world's most powerful radio station, to the World Series, to the World's Fair, to helping America win World War II.
At last their story has been told as it's never been told before, allowing it to take its rightful place in the annals of American history. A tale historically as rich as Seabiscuit, Tucker, and Wrigley-it firmly establishes the Crosleys alongside Ford and Rockefeller and Carnegie in terms of market domination, reputation, and wealth in their times.
Posted December 9, 2006
In a book full of 'No kidding!' and 'How about that?!' revelations, the most remarkable thing is that it has taken 40 years for someone to tell this story. Hollywood couldn't dream up this tale. If it weren't such an important history book and biography and sports book and one of the most interesting business books of this young century, it could be mistaken for a novel. A great read about two men whose contributions to The American Century were as important as Edison and Ford.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 26, 2006
The original Crosley Car Owners Club (CCOC) was founded just months before Powel and Lewis gave up their lifelong dream. We support Crosley history and the Crosley legacy. Information on the Crosley Car Owners Club is readily available on an internet search or through Wikipedia.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.