The Half Century - 1809 to 1940
In 1890 we, the Americans, were still young, forging a new nation on an underdeveloped continent. By 1940 we were on the verge of world leadership. The story of that half century is the story of American. The story of that half century is the story of American "know-how" - the ability to organize resources so that the whole exceeds the sum of its parts.
The Whole Man - Henry Mauris Robinson
Henry Mauris Robinson had the organizational "know-how." A modest, self-effacing man, Robinson achieved neither the fame nor the wealth of such contemporaries as Mellon, Carnegie, Astor, and Rockefeller. But his name is found in the records of many of the most important events of his time. Robinson's pioneering spirit and keen intelligence involved him in an extraordinary array of achievements. His story illuminates a surprisingly large cross-section of American enterprise - in business, in government, and in the arts and sciences.
Some wear on the dust jacket. First couple of pages are highlighted.