City of Steel: How Pittsburgh Became the World’s Steelmaking by Kenneth J. Kobus,T.C. Graham

By Kenneth J. Kobus,T.C. Graham

Despite being geographically bring to a halt from huge exchange facilities and significant ordinary assets, Pittsburgh remodeled itself into the main ambitious steel-making middle on the planet. starting within the 1870s, below the engineering genius of magnates reminiscent of Andrew Carnegie, steel-makers capitalized on western Pennsylvania’s wealthy provide of fine quality coal and strong rivers to create a good remarkable all through historical past. In City of Steel, Ken Kobus explores the evolution of the metal to have a good time the innovation and know-how that created and sustained Pittsburgh’s metal growth. concentrating on the Carnegie metal Company’s good fortune as chief of the region’s steel-makers, Kobus is going contained in the technology of steel-making to enquire the technological developments that fueled the industry’s good fortune. City of Steel showcases how via ingenuity and resolution Pittsburgh’s steel-makers remodeled western Pennsylvania and endlessly replaced the face of yank and business.

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