Crisis in Bethlehem: Big Steel's Struggle to Survive
Pulitzer Prize winner John Strohmeyer's account of the collapse of Bethlehem Steel. As editor of the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Globe-Times from 1956 to 1984, Strohmeyer followed the steel industry from the height of its power through its decline. He evaluates the self-indulgence of both the unions and industry management and movingly describes the human agony caused by the failure of steel. His account is reinforced by over one hundred interviews with steelworkers, union leaders, steel executives, and industry analysts. First issued in 1986, the book is more significant than ever. In this edition, Strohmeyer includes an update on steel today.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Whisper1 - LibraryThing
If you are interested in the demise of the Steel Industry, this is a book to read. Stroymeyer equally shows greed from both the unions and the higher ranks. Read full review
Crisis in Bethlehem: big steel's struggle to surviveUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Pulitzer Prize winner Strohmeyer was editor of the newspaper in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for 28 years, a period of decline for American steel. In his analysis, when new technology and competitors came ... Read full review