The Entrepreneurs: An American Adventure

Robert Sobel, Author, Alfred DuPont Chandler, Jr., Foreword by, David B. Sicilia, With Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $29.95 (278p) ISBN 978-0-395-42020-1
Written as a companion volume to a TV series of the same name to be aired in the fall, this overview at business history is lively and informative. Hofstra professor and syndicated columnist Sobel, and Sicilia, a doctoral candidate at Brandeis, present profiles of some three-dozen significant names in the development of American business and industry, arrangedsometimes arbitrarilyby category. Included are business titans Carnegie, Ford, J. P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, and a number of important but less-remembered figures, such as Juan Terry Trippe of Pan Am, Charles B. Darrow, the inventor of ""Monopoly,'' John H. Johnson of Ebony magazine fame and Lydia E. Pinkham, whose ``vegetable compound'' was a U.S. staple for 75 years. Photos. (October 10)
Reviewed on: 09/29/1986
Release date: 10/01/1986
Paperback - 432 pages - 978-1-58798-027-5
Hardcover - 413 pages - 978-0-679-40064-6
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