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Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Stephen Fried

A Note from Stephen Fried on Appetite for AmericaI first encountered Fred Harvey seventeen years ago in the lobby of El Tovar, the historic hotel just a few steps from the edge of the Grand Canyon. His moody portrait was hanging there, his anxious eyes … see full wiki

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Author: Stephen Fried
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Investing, History
Publisher: Bantam
2 reviews about Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman...
review by . February 20, 2010
Fried mines a fascinating piece of lost American history in this study of Fred Harvey and his company. Fred Harvey was born in England in 1835, but, like a character from a Dickens novel his father was legally declared a pauper, and came to America with his family in 1853 to escape London's dirty streets. Fred found his adopted home in Kansas a friendly place to grow, and its burgeoning railroad industry a great partner to grow with as he built a string of restaurants, lunch counters, newsstands, …
review by . March 08, 2010
The problem I face in writing this review is that I don't have all the time and space it would take to do this incredibly well done, truly magnificent history the justice it deserves. Stephen Fried has written at least three histories in this single volume.     The nominal subject is a gentleman named Fred Harvey, a name that is little known among the general public today.     But Fred Harvey was very influential in shaping the development of the American …
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