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The Great Boom, 1950-2000: How a Generation of Americans Created the World's Most Prosperous Societyby Robert Sobel
Synopses & Reviews
In The Great Boom, historian Robert Sobel tells the fascinating story of the last 50 years when American entrepreneurs, visionaries, and ordinary citizens transformed our depression and war-exhausted society into today's economic powerhouse.
Book News Annotation:
Business historian Sobel died in June 1999, a month after completing the preface to his celebration of US businessmen from Levitt of Levittown to Gates of Silicon Valley. Their acumen and courage, he says, created immense wealth for the nation, for millions of its citizens, and for themselves.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"The Great Boom" is a major book on how America's World War II veterans literally rebuilt and totally revitalized America as it exists today. Their individual stories are woven throughout this engrossing narrative. 16-page photo insert.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -438) and index.
About the Author
ROBERT SOBEL was a financial historian and Lawrence Stessin
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Business History at Hofstra University.
The author of numerous books, including Panic on Wall Street (1968),
The Entrepreneurs (1974), IBM (1981) and When Giants
Stumble (1999), Sobel was also a journalist for ten years, writing a
weekly column for Newsday as well as a regular contributor to
Barron's. Additional articles and reviews appeared in The New York
Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Robert Sobel died in June 1999.
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