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Meet you in hell : Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bitter partnership that transformed America

Author: Les Standiford
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Here is history that reads like fiction: the riveting story of two founding fathers of American industry -- Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick -- and the bloody steelworkers' strike that transformed their fabled partnership into a furious rivalry. Author Les Standiford begins at the bitter end, when the dying Carnegie proposes a final meeting after two decades of separation, probably to ease his own conscience.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Standiford, Les.
Meet you in hell.
New York : Crown Publishers, c2005
(OCoLC)654561265
Named Person: Andrew Carnegie; Henry Clay Frick; Andrew Carnegie; Henry Clay (Unternehmer) Frick; Andrew Carnegie; Henry Clay Frick
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Les Standiford
ISBN: 1400047676 9781400047673
OCLC Number: 57373773
Description: xiv, 319 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Note from the author --
Prelude : Eye of the needle --
Part one : Grand design. Gauntlet --
The stage is set --
By the bootstraps --
Convergence of the twain --
The king of coke --
Good for the goose --
A rock and a hard place --
Firm hand at the wheel --
Two strikes --
Part two : Blood on the river. Strike three --
The wagons circle --
A finish fight --
Early warning --
Rockets' red glare --
Over the edge --
The better part of valor --
While Rome burned --
Part three : Unraveling. The occupation of Homestead --
Anarchy in Pittsburgh --
Not an inch --
Bury the past --
Death do us part --
Great divide --
Gathering storm --
Put asunder --
Devil in the details --
Money, happiness --
In the wings --
Earthly goods.
Responsibility: Les Standiford.
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Here is history that reads like fiction: the riveting story of two founding fathers of American industry -- Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick -- and the bloody steelworkers' strike that transformed their fabled partnership into a furious rivalry. Author Les Standiford begins at the bitter end, when the dying Carnegie proposes a final meeting after two decades of separation, probably to ease his own conscience. Frick's reply: "Tell him that I'll meet him in hell." It is a fitting epitaph. Set against the backdrop of the Gilded Age, a time when Horatio Alger preached the gospel of upward mobility and expansionism went hand in hand with optimism, Meet You in Hell is a classic tale of two men who embodied the best and worst of American capitalism. Standiford conjures up the majesty and danger of steel manufacturing, the rough-and-tumble of late-nineteenth-century big business, and the fraught relationship of "the world's richest man" and the ruthless coke magnate to whom he entrusted his companies. - Jacket flap.

Examines the relationship between two of the founding fathers of American industry--Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick--and the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892, which led to the dissolution of their partnership.

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