By Stephen Fried
The mythical existence and entrepreneurial imaginative and prescient of Fred Harvey assisted in shaping American tradition and historical past for 3 generations—from the Eighteen Eighties throughout global struggle II—and nonetheless effect our lives this present day in amazing and engaging methods. Now award-winning journalist Stephen Fried re-creates the lifetime of this not likely American hero, the founder of the nation’s provider undefined, whose awesome relations enterprise civilized the West and brought the USA to Americans.
Appetite for America is the really good real-life tale of Fred Harvey—told extensive for the 1st time ever—as good because the tale of this country’s enlargement into the Wild West of Bat Masterson and Billy the child, of the nice days of the railroad, of a time whilst a deal may nonetheless be made with a handshake and the U.S. used to be nonetheless uniting. As a tender immigrant, Fred Harvey labored his means up from dishwasher to family identify: He was once Ray Kroc ahead of McDonald’s, J. Willard Marriott prior to Marriott motels, Howard Schultz sooner than Starbucks. His consuming homes and inns alongside the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad (including historical hotels nonetheless in use on the Grand Canyon) have been patronized via princes, presidents, and numerous traditional tourists trying to find the easiest cup of espresso within the kingdom. Harvey’s employees of rigorously screened unmarried younger women—the celebrated Harvey Girls—were the country’s first lady staff and have become actual Americana, even inspiring an MGM musical starring Judy Garland.
With the verve and keenness of Fred Harvey himself, Stephen Fried tells the tale of the way this visionary equipped his enterprise from a unmarried lunch counter right into a relations empire whose advertising and strategies we nonetheless stumble upon in myriad methods. Inspiring, instructive, and highly wonderful, Appetite for America is historic biography that's as richly lucrative as a slice of clean apple pie—and every piece as satisfying.
*With photograph inserts that includes over seventy five pictures, and an appendix with over fifty Fred Harvey recipes, so much of them never-before-published.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Early in 1665, however, he enquired of the parish priest at Geisa the exact year, month, day and hour of his birth,5 expecting this 1 Geisa is in the district once called Buchonia, of which the chief city was Fulda. Information about Kircher’s life is drawn from the Vita, p. 466, which is given in a translation by the author. 3 P. Alegambe, Bibliotheca scriptorum Soc. JESV, p. 92. 4 H. A. Kircheri complectentium materius philosophico-mathematico-medicas, pp. ] 5 This letter, preserved in the church records in Geisa, is undated, but answers a letter written to Kircher on 5 October 1664, Epistolae IX.
52 Further accounts of this occurrence are to be found in Fr Wilhelm Gumppenberg’s Atlas Marianis, pp. 373–374 (in the form of a letter written to Gumppenberg by Fr Matthias Franck of Paderborn); and in Fr Johannes Eusebius Nierenberg’s Trophaea Mariana, Bk VI, ch. 59. 53 [Schott is variously referred to as Kaspar and Gaspar, both by JF and in catalogue entries. ] 54 Schott, Physica curiosa, p. 540. 55 Reiffenberg, Historia Societatis JESV, pp. 377–380. 56 The foundation of the college was confirmed by Pope Paul V on 2 April 1615 and by the Emperor Matthias on 14 December 1615.
45 To illustrate, see a recent short examination of Kircher’s symbolic interpretation of the Holy Land and the astrologic signs of the Twelve Tribes, by J. Mitchell and C. Rhone, Twelve Tribe Nations and the Science of Enchanting the Landscape, pp. 148–150. , A. ), The Wisdom of Jacob Böhme; idem, Wisdom’s Children: A Christian Esoteric Tradition; A. Faivre, Eckartshausen et la théosophie chrétienne. introduction xxxiii ments, Fletcher supplies in these present volumes the fullest account of the Jesuit’s world of correspondents and the subjects of interest he shared with them,46 together with the first published translation of Kircher’s autobiography.