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Appetite for America : how visionary businessman Fred Harvey built a railroad hospitality empire that civilized the Wild West

Author: Stephen Fried
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history of three generations--from the 1880's all the way through World War II--and still influence our lives today. Stephen Fried re-creates the life of this unlikely American hero, the founding father of the nation's service industry, whose remarkable family business civilized the West and introduced America to Americans.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographie
Named Person: Fred Harvey; Fred Harvey; Fred Harvey
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Fried
ISBN: 9780553804379 0553804375
OCLC Number: 422760194
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Description: xix, 518 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Fred discovers America (and vice versa), 1853-1901 --
Pot Walloper --
The last train stop in America --
A gentleman among the Bleeding Kansans --
Railroad warrior --
Opportunistic sponge --
Savage and unnatural feeding --
They'll try anything --
Suited to the most exigent or epicurean taste --
Cowboy victualer --
Viva Las Vegas --
We are in the wilds, we are not of them --
Harvey girls --
Like a house afire --
Acute Americanitis --
Transcontinental Fred --
Biting the hand --
The biggest catered lunch in American history --
Let the boys do it --
Rough ridden --
The clutches of the grim monster --
Part Two: Exceeding the Standard, 1901-1948 --
A little journey in the wilderness --
The Fred Harvey Indian Department --
Tenth Legion --
On the very brink of the dizzy gulf --
Trainiacs --
Kansas City Stars --
National parking --
Daring young Freddy and his flying machines --
Soroptimistas --
The roar of the twenties --
Santa fated --
A wonderful live toy to play with --
Poised for takeoff --
Ford Harvey has a cold --
Freddy spreads his wings --
Pay no attention to that crashing sound --
Loaves and fishes --
Heir raising --
Great expectations --
Tailspin --
Kitty blinks --
Private Pringle to the rescue --
The spies at La Fonda --
Big Hollywood ending --
Epilogue --
Appendix I: The grand tour of Fred Harvey's America --
Appendix II: Meals by Fred Harvey --
Appendix III: Fred was here: a master list of Fred Harvey locations --
Acknowledgments & Outshouts --
Freditor's notes & sources --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Stephen Fried.
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The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history of three generations--from the 1880's all the way through World War II--and still influence our lives today. Stephen Fried re-creates the life of this unlikely American hero, the founding father of the nation's service industry, whose remarkable family business civilized the West and introduced America to Americans.

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