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The balance wheel : a novel

Author: Taylor Caldwell
Publisher: New York, NY : Open Road Integrated Media, Inc., 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pennsylvania, 1913. The four Wittmann brothers manufacture steel precision tools. Jochen (Joe) is a ruthless businessman who seeks to improve the bottom line at any cost. Friedrich (Fred) dabbles in Socialism but would never sacrifice his dividends. Wilhelm (Willie) prefers to collect art rather than visit the factory floor. Only Karl (Charles), a widower, has the vision to keep the family business in the black.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
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Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 9781504053174 1504053176
OCLC Number: 1047729186
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Taylor Caldwell.

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Pennsylvania, 1913. The four Wittmann brothers manufacture steel precision tools. Jochen (Joe) is a ruthless businessman who seeks to improve the bottom line at any cost. Friedrich (Fred) dabbles in Socialism but would never sacrifice his dividends. Wilhelm (Willie) prefers to collect art rather than visit the factory floor. Only Karl (Charles), a widower, has the vision to keep the family business in the black. Now, as the winds of war sweep across Europe, anti-German sentiment turns the family's allies against them, and war profiteers threaten to remake the entire steel industry into a merchant of death. But Charles's greatest worry is that his son will be shipped overseas to die. As Charles struggles against powerful forces inside and outside the Wittmann family, he finds an ally in Willie's neglected wife, Phyllis. Who can predict if their unlikely romance is cause for hope or a sign of impending disaster?

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