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A man of salt and trees : the life of Joy Morton

Author: James Ballowe
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Joy Morton, founder of The Morton Arboretum - an acclaimed outdoor museum of woody plants - and Morton Salt - the brand that for over a century has been a household name in the United  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ballowe, James.
Man of salt and trees.
DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, c2009
(OCoLC)683488779
Named Person: Joy Morton
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Ballowe
ISBN: 9780875803982 0875803989
OCLC Number: 269455778
Description: xv, 302 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. 1854-1879 --
Prologue --
A prairie education --
A prolonged apprenticeship --
Pt. 2. 1880-1915 --
A place in Chicago --
Joy Morton & Co. --
Two cities --
Business and politics --
Toward a new century --
Civic commitment --
The house on the hill --
Pt. 3. 1916-1934 --
War : home and abroad --
The Morton Arboretum --
Investing in Illinois --
Embracing the future --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Life of Joy Morton
Responsibility: James Ballowe.
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"Clearly organized and well-written. Ballowe makes excellent use of primary sources to create a literate and engaging biography." - Ann Keating, North Central College "The great strength of this book Read more...

 
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