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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West

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 The Weyerhaeuser name looms large in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, and Arkansas, attached to paper mills, cabinet factories, and vast tracts of land, both forested and cut over. Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the man who started the lumber empire, significantly shaped the American economy and landscape from Wisconsin westward in the nineteenth century.

A complex and private man, Weyerhaeuser emigrated from Germany in 1852 at the tender age of eighteen. In just a few years, he would be a prominent lumberman, organizing partnerships among competing companies, rationalizing the business, and then making the largest timberland purchase in the history of the United States.

Author Judith Koll Healey narrates the life of this extraordinary man through newly available resources: his extensive correspondence and journal entries as well as the letters and diaries of family members, friends, and business associates from around the country. She frames Weyerhaeuser’s many commercial opportunities and business decisions within both the family’s internal dynamics and world events: war and unrest, economic upswings and downturns, and western expansion and eastern urbanization. Throughout, Healey offers a thoughtful perspective on his achievements as well as the limitations of his vision for the expansion of the American West.

Judith Koll Healey has been a philanthropic professional for thirty years and has lectured internationally on the topic of art and the unconscious. She is the author of two novels. Char Miller is the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College, Claremont, California, and author of Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism.

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ISBN:
9780873518918
Author:
Healey, Judith Koll
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Author:
Healey, Judith
Author:
Miller, Char
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Biography/Business
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 bandw photos, notes, index, appendixe
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1 lb

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History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Forests
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