Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son (Golden Classics #90) (Paperback)

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This is book number 90 in the Golden Classics series.


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This book is the preserved correspondence between Old Gorgon Graham, a self-made millionaire in Chicago, and his son who is coming of age and entering the family business. The letters date back to the 1890s but feel like they could have been written in any era. They are surprisingly stoic. Honest. Genuine. Packed with good advice.

You rarely come across such first hand notes about basics of building a business.

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About the Author

George Horace Lorimer (October 6, 1867 - October 22, 1937) was an American journalist and author. He is best known as the editor of The Saturday Evening Post. During his editorial reign, the Post rose from a circulation of several thousand to over a million. He is credited with promoting or discovering a large number of American writers, e.g. Jack London. Lorimer was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of the Rev. George C. Lorimer and Belle Burford Lorimer. He attended Moseley High School in Chicago, Colby College, and Yale University. In 1899 he became editor-in-chief of The Saturday Evening Post, and remained in charge until the last day of 1936, about a year before his death from throat cancer. He served also as vice president, president, and chairman of Curtis Publishing Company, which publishes the Post. In the early 1900s Lorimer published several books, including Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son, being the Letters written by John Graham, Head of the House of Graham & Company, Pork-Packers in Chicago, familiarly known on 'Change as "Old Gorgon Graham," to his Son, Pierrepont, facetiously known to his intimates as "Piggy."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781974628049
ISBN-10: 1974628043
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: August 15th, 2017
Pages: 106
Language: English
Series: Golden Classics