American Business Leaders

American Business Leaders

From Colonial Times to the Present

Book - 1999
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ABC-CLIO

An illuminating look at the last three centuries of visionary figures in American business.


An illuminating look at the last three centuries of visionary figures in American business.


• Includes biographies of over 400 industrialists, investors, entertainment moguls, inventors, and communications pioneers

• Cites works for further reading and includes a list of leaders organized by their field of business



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This two-volume set profiles 413 prominent American men and women who built businesses important to the national economy by creating new industries, developing resources on a massive scale, or taking their original ideas and molding them into enterprises that changed the way people lived. In addition to detailed biographical information, each entry places the leader within the context of his or her times, thus illuminating how individual initiative combined with social forces to shape economic development. Entries are arranged alphabetically, and many include a b&w photograph. The index is in Volume II. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 1999
ISBN: 9781576070024
1576070026
Branch Call Number: R 920 HAM
Characteristics: 2 v. : ill. ; 26 cm

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