Crisis In Bethlehem (Paperback)

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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 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 more significant than ever.  In this edition, Strohmeyer includes an update on steel today.

About the Author

John Strohmeyer has won the Pulitzer Prize and is a former Neiman Fellow.

Praise For…

"Strohmeyer's documentation of the self-indulgence common a decade ago at top levels of big industry is fascinating."
--New York Times

"A rare combination of historical insight, personal experience, and emotional involvement make John Strohmeyer's account of the decline of Big Steel captivating reading. Fast-paced as any novel, it is a must for anyone - which should mean everyone - who is concerned about the future of America's basic economy."
--NBC News

Product Details
ISBN: 9780822958116
ISBN-10: 0822958112
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication Date: August 16th, 1994
Pages: 248
Language: English