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Meet You in Hell - Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America-logo

Meet You in Hell - Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America

Les Standiford

Here is history that reads like fiction: the riveting story of two founding fathers of American industry-Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick-and the bloody steelworkers' strike that transformed their fabled partnership into a furious rivalry. Author Les Standiford begins at the bitter end, when the dying Carnegie proposes a final meeting after two decades of separation, probably to ease his conscience. Frick's reply: "Tell him that I'll meet him in hell." It is a fitting epitaph. Set against the backdrop of the Gilded Age, a time when Horatio Alger preached the gospel of upward mobility and expansionism went hand in hand with optimism, Meet You in Hell is a classic tale of two men who embodied the best and worst of American capitalism. Standiford conjures up the majesty and danger of steel manufacturing, the rough-and-tumble of late-nineteenth-century big business, and the fraught relationship of "the world's richest man" and the ruthless coke magnate to whom he entrusted his companies. Enamored of Social Darwinism, the emerging school of thought that applied the notion of survival of the fittest to human society, both Carnegie and Frick would introduce revolutionary new efficiencies and meticulous cost control to their enterprises, and would quickly come to dominate the world steel market. But their partnership had a dark side, revealed most starkly by their brutal handling of the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892. When Frick, acting on Carnegie's orders to do whatever was necessary, unleashed three hundred Pinkerton detectives, the result was the deadliest clash between management and labor in U.S. history. WHILE BLOOD FLOWED, FRICK SMOKED ran one newspaper headline. The public was outraged. An anarchist tried to assassinate Frick. Even today, the names Carnegie and Frick cannot be uttered in some union-friendly communities. Resplendent with tales of backroom chicanery, bankruptcy, philanthropy, and personal idiosyncrasy, Meet You in Hell is a fitting successor to Les Standiford's masterly Last Train to Paradi

Here is history that reads like fiction: the riveting story of two founding fathers of American industry-Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick-and the bloody steelworkers' strike that transformed their fabled partnership into a furious rivalry. Author Les Standiford begins at the bitter end, when the dying Carnegie proposes a final meeting after two decades of separation, probably to ease his conscience. Frick's reply: "Tell him that I'll meet him in hell." It is a fitting epitaph. Set against the backdrop of the Gilded Age, a time when Horatio Alger preached the gospel of upward mobility and expansionism went hand in hand with optimism, Meet You in Hell is a classic tale of two men who embodied the best and worst of American capitalism. Standiford conjures up the majesty and danger of steel manufacturing, the rough-and-tumble of late-nineteenth-century big business, and the fraught relationship of "the world's richest man" and the ruthless coke magnate to whom he entrusted his companies. Enamored of Social Darwinism, the emerging school of thought that applied the notion of survival of the fittest to human society, both Carnegie and Frick would introduce revolutionary new efficiencies and meticulous cost control to their enterprises, and would quickly come to dominate the world steel market. But their partnership had a dark side, revealed most starkly by their brutal handling of the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892. When Frick, acting on Carnegie's orders to do whatever was necessary, unleashed three hundred Pinkerton detectives, the result was the deadliest clash between management and labor in U.S. history. WHILE BLOOD FLOWED, FRICK SMOKED ran one newspaper headline. The public was outraged. An anarchist tried to assassinate Frick. Even today, the names Carnegie and Frick cannot be uttered in some union-friendly communities. Resplendent with tales of backroom chicanery, bankruptcy, philanthropy, and personal idiosyncrasy, Meet You in Hell is a fitting successor to Les Standiford's masterly Last Train to Paradi
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Here is history that reads like fiction: the riveting story of two founding fathers of American industry-Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick-and the bloody steelworkers' strike that transformed their fabled partnership into a furious rivalry. Author Les Standiford begins at the bitter end, when the dying Carnegie proposes a final meeting after two decades of separation, probably to ease his conscience. Frick's reply: "Tell him that I'll meet him in hell." It is a fitting epitaph. Set against the backdrop of the Gilded Age, a time when Horatio Alger preached the gospel of upward mobility and expansionism went hand in hand with optimism, Meet You in Hell is a classic tale of two men who embodied the best and worst of American capitalism. Standiford conjures up the majesty and danger of steel manufacturing, the rough-and-tumble of late-nineteenth-century big business, and the fraught relationship of "the world's richest man" and the ruthless coke magnate to whom he entrusted his companies. Enamored of Social Darwinism, the emerging school of thought that applied the notion of survival of the fittest to human society, both Carnegie and Frick would introduce revolutionary new efficiencies and meticulous cost control to their enterprises, and would quickly come to dominate the world steel market. But their partnership had a dark side, revealed most starkly by their brutal handling of the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892. When Frick, acting on Carnegie's orders to do whatever was necessary, unleashed three hundred Pinkerton detectives, the result was the deadliest clash between management and labor in U.S. history. WHILE BLOOD FLOWED, FRICK SMOKED ran one newspaper headline. The public was outraged. An anarchist tried to assassinate Frick. Even today, the names Carnegie and Frick cannot be uttered in some union-friendly communities. Resplendent with tales of backroom chicanery, bankruptcy, philanthropy, and personal idiosyncrasy, Meet You in Hell is a fitting successor to Les Standiford's masterly Last Train to Paradi

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Dossett

Length:

4h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:37


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:52


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:20


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:09