- Hardcover: 345 pages
- Publisher: Second Renaissance Pr (January 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1561141461
- ISBN-13: 978-1561141463
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.2 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,422,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Calumet "K" Hardcover – January 1, 1993
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Charlie Bannon's trials and tribulations in getting the elevator built are showcased against a very realistic picture of what it takes to get a complex project through to completion, something that Webster would have know all about through his father.
Webster wrote using dictation. This let him concentrate on the ideas that swirled around in his brain rather than being forced by pen and paper to slowly squeeze out the form of the story. His style, therefore, is wide-ranging and he touches on many aspects of the environment, filling out a broad picture of the time and place. It is possible that Webster's writing regimen was influenced by his father's experience: Towner Kenney Webster made and lost several fortunes between inventing and investing. His biggest loss was his investment, with Samuel Clemmons (Mark Twain) in a mechanized typesetting machine. Ottmar Mergenthaler's Linotype came on the market almost a year before the machine backed by Webster and Clemmons. They lost all of their investment. Henry Kitchell Webster was my great uncle.
I enjoyed it because of the refreshingly honest portrayal of labor unions, which is hard to find in modern-day "P.C." literature.
John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"