At a glance:
- Author: Michael DAntonio
- First Published: 2006
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: 1857-2002
- Setting: New York City; Leadville and Denver, Colorado; Lancaster, Titusville, Philadelphia, and Hershey, Pennsylvania; various European venues; Egypt
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Twentieth century, Nineteenth century, Pennsylvania, Executives, Food, Business or business people, Entrepreneurship or entrepreneurs, Industry, Corporations
- Locales: North America
Among the iconic monuments that dot the landscape of industrial achievement in the United States, the five-cent Hershey chocolate bar ranks high. Along with the Ford motor car, Coca Cola, Quaker Oats, and Campbell soups, the Hershey bar has a long history and reflects a great deal about the changing history of the country. Michael D’Antonio is particularly effective in discussing the social and industrial climate in which the Hershey Company originated and prospered. His understanding of the Gilded Age of the latter half of the nineteenth century, of the Panic of 1893, and of...
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