From Library Journal
Henry Clay Frick parlayed his success in the coke industry into a leading role for himself in America's expanding steel industry at the close of the 19th century. He was a close associate of Andrew Carnegie and was often depicted as the "bad cop" to Carnegie's "good cop" during the era's labor struggles, notably the Homestead Strike of 1892. Warren, an Oxford don, calls this work an "industrial biography," a kind of life-and-times book with a business focus. It is almost impossible to write a readable book about the financial involutions of the steel industry, and Warren does not overcome the difficulties. Though his arid work will attract few general readers, its research value makes it welcome in academic libraries with interests in industrial and Pennsylvania history.?Fritz Buckallew, Univ. of Central Oklahoma Lib., Edmond
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“Warren provides a detailed chronological account of the business career of Henry Clay Frick, one of the leading entrepreneurs in American heavy industry during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. . . . This is a useful and thorough study which will be a helpful source for business historians and there is much to be gleaned about the changing nature of the coal, iron and steel trades.”