Made in the USA: The History of American Business
By Thomas V. DiBacco
2003/10 - Beard Books
1587982080 - Paperback - Reprint - 302 pp.
Engrossing reading for all those interested in the growth of business in the United States and in its key participants.
Presented here are the insights of a leading authority tracing the role of business in the history of the nation and portraying the impact of the major players involved. A well-written and interesting exposition brings the reader to the understanding of why "Made in the U.S.A." became a term of endearment and how Americans' support of business provided individuals with certain beneficial advantages, such as the inducement to move. Big risk meant big rewards for individuals as well as for the nation.
From The Wall Street Journal:
"Thomas DiBacco thinks American Business has gotten a bad deal...With Made in the U.S.A., Mr. DiBacco intends to set the record straight...absorbing, occasionally amusing and sometimes provoking vignettes of business and technical genius at work...[An] entertaining guide.
From John F. Bookout, President and CEO, Shell Oil:
One readily understands from Thomas DiBacco's well-written book why America, with its unique political and legal institutions, has proved such a fertile ground for business and business people.
...a rousing four cheers for the industrious people who shaped and nourished American free enterprise.
From Library Journal:
DiBacco's sprightly introductory survey of American business history highlights the seminal figures in a series of biographical sketches. Although the key elements are familiar to those acquainted with the subject, some of the details are fresh. The book is comparable to John Chamberlain's The Enterprising Americans (Harper, 1974), incorporating more recent historical interpretations. This is an upbeat story of unfolding progress, whose strengths include DiBacco's frequent and effective use of primary quotations and his intriguing histories of everyday products. Written for the general reader, it is recommended for libraries in need of a basic introduction to business history. John Cudd, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green (Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
From Publishers Weekly:
This book is provocative and informative and no student of U.S. history should miss it.