Pioneers and Plodders: The American Entrepreneurial Spirit


An examination of business and the entrepreneurs who have created and built America into the most dominate industrial power in the world.
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An examination of business and the entrepreneurs who have created and built America into the most dominate industrial power in the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555915186
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/17/2004
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert C. Baron, the founder and chairman of Fulcrum Publishing, is a historian, scientist, and the author of or contributor to 25 books, including Pioneers and Plodders: The American Entrepreneurial Spirit.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Technology, growth, and employment 1
Ch. 2 Two hundred years of American business 13
Ch. 3 Steel : the basic material (1860-2000) 45
Ch. 4 Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) : partner and benefactor 88
Ch. 5 Automobiles : everybody wants at least one (1860-2000) 104
Ch. 6 Henry Ford (1863-1947) : getting the costs down 148
Ch. 7 Electronics : the basic material (1880-2000) 167
Ch. 8 David Sarnoff (1891-1971) : the practical dreamer 209
Ch. 9 Computers : the information age (1945-2000) 223
Ch. 10 Kenneth Olsen (1926-) : the commonplace computer 268
Ch. 11 The nature of professional and personal change 285
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