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The Steel Titan: The Life of Charles M. Schwab
     

The Steel Titan: The Life of Charles M. Schwab

by Robert Hessen
 

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Business genius and hedonist, Charles Schwab entered the steel industry as an unskilled laborer and within twenty years advanced to the presidency of Carnegie Steel. He later became the first president of U.S. Steel and then founder of Bethlehem Steel. His was one of the most spectacular and curious success stories in an era of great industrial giants.

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Business genius and hedonist, Charles Schwab entered the steel industry as an unskilled laborer and within twenty years advanced to the presidency of Carnegie Steel. He later became the first president of U.S. Steel and then founder of Bethlehem Steel. His was one of the most spectacular and curious success stories in an era of great industrial giants.

How did Schwab progress from day laborer to titan of industry? Why did Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan select him to manage their multmillion-dollar enterprises? And how did he forfeit their confidence and lose the preseidency of U.S. Steel? Drawing upon previously undiscovered sources, Robert Hessen answers these questions in the first biography of Schwab.

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Porter (English and Afro-American Studies, Dartmouth) offers a theoretical and explicatory approach to revisionary reading of Baldwin's early novels and essays. This biography traces the steel baron's career from day laborer to president of US Steel and Bethlehem Steel, with attendant controversies and scandals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"An excellent book based on extensive research in public and private archives, including those of Bethlehem Steel. . . . Informative, insightful, and a pleasure to read."
--American Historical Review

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ISBN-13:
9780195019377
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/13/1975
Pages:
366
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