"One of the most important books on labor or business to appear in recent times."
"Hoerr's exhaustive study of the decline of the steel industry, particularly in the Monongahela Valley, is essential reading."
This was a great book. Since this was my born and raised city it was more interesting to read. Amazing story.Published 5 months ago by Donald K. Kugler
Broke my heat after reading. for I was from McKeesport mentioned in the book that lost the those steel mills.Published 5 months ago by M. Andrews
Loved it because it talked a lot about my home town of Mckeesport and the inner workings of the steel mills and the decisions that were made by management and the unions. Read morePublished 6 months ago by John Sherer
I loved this book. As a union official, and history buff growing up in a blue collar family, this book was essential to understand what had happened, so we can learn from it, and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by David
Given that my family worked in the Weirton Mill from 1910 to 1976, we heard a lot of the stories of what happened when National Steel lost it's way, and forgot that it was in... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kyle F. Mcgrogan
I was greatly disappointed in this book. I was expecting a book that gave an honest look at the reasons for the collapse of the steel industry. Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by A Person
This is an excellent book about the decline and fall of Basic Steel in the 1970s and 1980s. The book is focused on Unions demanding too much in wages, benefits and restrictive... Read morePublished on December 29, 2009 by Dobx