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

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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. Crosley is a once-in-two-lifetimes book, examining the conquests of Powel Crosley, Jr., one of the most original innovators of the twentieth century, and Lewis Crosley, his brother who engineered the successful culmination of all Powel's plans.

Powel and Lewis Crosley were opposites in many ways but shared drive, talent, ...

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Overview

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. Crosley is a once-in-two-lifetimes book, examining the conquests of Powel Crosley, Jr., one of the most original innovators of the twentieth century, and Lewis Crosley, his brother who engineered the successful culmination of all Powel's plans.

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.

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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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Table of Contents


Introduction     12
Birth
Chapter 1     17
Chapter 2     31
Chapter 3     43
Chapter 4     52
Chapter 5     68
Chapter 6     80
Chapter 7     92
Chapter 8     101
Chapter 9     113
Boom
Chapter 10     123
Chapter 11     134
Chapter 12     145
Chapter 13     155
Chapter 14     167
Chapter 15     181
Chapter 16     194
Chapter 17     205
Chapter 18     223
Chapter 19     233
Chapter 20     249
Chapter 21     266
Chapter 22     277
Chapter 23     290
Chapter 24     305
Chapter 25     317
Chapter 26     333
Battle
Chapter 27     349
Chapter 28     361
Chapter 29     372
Chapter 30     385
Chapter 31     393
Bust
Chapter 32     406
Chapter 33     423
Chapter 34     438
Epilogue     454
Notes     462
Sources     482
Index     498
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2006

    Crosley and The American Century

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2006

    We remember Powel and Lewis Crosley.

    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.

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