Rubber: An American Industrial History

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McFarland, 23 янв. 2014 г. - Всего страниц: 244
The rubber industry was born in bankruptcy and built through bankruptcies. As this history details, many of the great rubber barons—Charles Goodyear, Harvey Firestone, B.F. Goodrich, F.A. Seiberling—found themselves or their companies in bankruptcy courts. Fortunately, the industry has always proven as elastic as its product. From the early search for an American location to process the rubber of the tropics to the collapse of the industry, this is the story of rubber in America.
 

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Interesting book on the history of the rubber industry in America. Very readable. Good account of the main characters who were instrumental in the growth of this industry. Learned a lot about rubber, rubber products, and the companies involved. Читать весь отзыв

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Great content, not as great delivery. I'm a sucker for tightly focused histories, and this provides interesting information about an industry I had never given a second thought before. That said, it ... Читать весь отзыв

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Preface
1
Introduction
3
1 The Fall of Rubbers Rome
7
2 The Road to Akron
25
3 The Rubber Industry Comes to Akron
42
4 The Greatest of Them AllThe New England Rubber Barons
53
5 Seiberling Brings Goodyear to Town
63
6 A New Baron in Town
72
11 Social and Community Reforms
154
12 The Taming of the Lions1930s
161
13 The World Turned Upside Down
173
14 War and Synthetic Rubber
184
15 The Passing of the Old Guard The Postwar Rubber Industry
195
16 The Four Horsemen
203
17 Back to the Future
216
Timeline
225

7 The Rubber Boom and Rubber Cartels
85
8 The War and Auto Sales Change the Industry
116
9 Plantation Owners Golden Years of the Barons
128
10 Rubber Pro fits and the Roaring Twenties
144

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Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr., Ph.D., is an international expert in management, manufacturing and globalization, and the author of several books on American industrial history, capitalism and notable business leaders. He lives in Maumee, Ohio.

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