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Crisis In Bethlehem By John Strohmeyer,

  • Title: Crisis In Bethlehem
  • Author: John Strohmeyer
  • ISBN: 9780822958116
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 thPulitzer 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 significant than ever In this edition, Strohmeyer includes an update on steel today.
    Crisis In Bethlehem Pulitzer Prize winner John Strohmeyer s account of the collapse of Bethlehem Steel As editor of the Bethlehem Pennsylvania Globe Times from to Strohmeyer followed the steel industry from

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    1. A comprehensive look at how an industrial giant went out of business because of insular management and extreme obstinence from both labor and management I thought it was covered fairly on both sides I lived in Bethlehem into my early twenties but all I knew about The Steel was the dilapidated buildings and that my grandfather used to work there as well as most people s grandfathers and great grandfathers I wasn t born yet or was in preschool for most of the events I wish I could have read this b [...]

    2. Excellent coverage of the evolution of the crisis in the Steel Industry Fair representation of both labor and management.

    3. Crisis in Bethlehem is about the downfall of the 2nd largest steel producer in the U.S the one and only Bethlehem Steel I have a lot of family members who worked at The Steel including both of my grandfathers and my great grandfather, along with countless others Unfortunately I was sort of disappointed with this book Although nothing in this book was inaccurate, I felt that it was not written from the right perspective John Stroymeyer is an outstanding writer don t get me wrong It s just that he [...]

    4. Lately, I ve been reading books on the collapse of heavy manufacturing in the US This is one of the better ones at explaining, in layman s terms, what happened The reasons for the collapse are many and not all are simple to pin down Creeping globalization, lack of forward thinking investment, mismanagement, stubborn unionism, Southern mini mills, an uncaring federal government, etc It s all here The reasons are as varied as most people s opinions It s a complex question that can t be answered wi [...]

    5. Very interesting book The author does a good job in showing how both management and the union played equal parts in the downfall of Bethlehem Steel Compare this story to the book Plain Talk by Ken Iverson about Nucor mini mill operations

    6. I live in Bethlehem, so this was of interest to me My favorite part is that it was written in 1986, and Bethlehem Steel had not ceased operations here in Bethlehem, so the ending of the story could not yet be told It was a nice history of the rise and fall of steel in America.

    7. Strohmeyer s book is an excellent balance of union and executives who both brought the steel to a halt in Bethlehem

    8. Got this for my father, and ended up reading it myself.Very interesting look at how a major player of the Industrial Age came to an ugly end.Wonderful photographs.

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