RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 62133737 LA English T1 Julius Rosenwald : the man who built Sears, Roebuck and advanced the cause of Black education in the American South A1 Ascoli, Peter Max,, PB Indiana University Press PP Bloomington YR 2006 SN 0253347416 9780253347411 AB "In this biography of a major, but little-known American businessman and philanthropist, Peter M. Ascoli brings to life a portrait of Julius Rosenwald, the man and his work. The son of first-generation German Jewish immigrants, Julius Rosenwald apprenticed for his uncles, who were among the major clothing manufacturers in New York City. It would be as a men's clothing salesman that JR would make his fateful encounter with Sears, Roebuck and Company. Ascoli provides an account of Rosenwald's meteoric rise in American business, but he also portrays a man with a desire to help his country and his community that led to a lifelong devotion to philanthropy. He tells about Rosenwald's important philanthropic activities, especially those connected with the Rosenwald schools and Booker T. Washington, and later through the Rosenwald Fund."--Jacket.