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 H. Mayer

Length:

11h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:10


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:24


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:04


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:39


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:25


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:32


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:02


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:37


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:31


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:39


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:34


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:22


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:08


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:52


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:20


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:23


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:21


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:09


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:49


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:40


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:26


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:04


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:34


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:43


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:28


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:14


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:41


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:22


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:57


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:18


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:26


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:23


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:29


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:42


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:09


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:15


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:25


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:29


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:29


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:20


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:21


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:25


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:02


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:40


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:02


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:48


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:42


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:18


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:21


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:02


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:31


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:43


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

02:43


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:12


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

01:49


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:36


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:17


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:01


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:26


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:12


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:34


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

01:42


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:19


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

02:43


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:38


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:13


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:14


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:18


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

02:06


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:24


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:23


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:44


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:00


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

01:50


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:39


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:08


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:20


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:14


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

02:37


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

02:58


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:09


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:37


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:00


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:31


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:45


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

02:06


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:25


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:09


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:14


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:20


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:35


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:19


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

02:38


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

03:11


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:31


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

03:12


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

01:26


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:25


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:23


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

03:35


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:26


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

02:45


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:24


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:26


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:29


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

02:52


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:05


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:13


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:00


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

03:02


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

02:58


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:44


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:21


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:25


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:16


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:07


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

03:01


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:14


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

03:42

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