Family Crisis

By: Gass, Sherlock Bronson

Price: $35.00

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Condition: Very Good+

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(no dust jacket) [good sound copy, light shelfwear, minor dust-stain to bottom of text block, slight fading to spine cloth, rubber-stamped bookseller's name on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith's Acres of Books, Long Beach, Calif.), vintage bookplate on ffep]. The titular "crisis" was basically the author's family life and business during a five-year period from 1895 to 1900, during which his father, following a run of bad luck and failed ventures in Chicago, tried to make a go of a commercial laundry establishment in Dayton, Ohio, enlisting his wife and three sons in the effort to keep it afloat in the face of various trials and tribulations (equipment malfunctions, a fire, labor union troubles). The verdict of the New York Times critic was that while "the writing is without any particular beauty or distinction, it has clarity and directness [and] presents a sufficiently vivid picture of a special phase of American life at the close of one industrial period and the beginning of another and a very different one, the end of little businesses with few employes, the coming of big business and big unions."

Title: Family Crisis

Author: Gass, Sherlock Bronson

Edition: 2nd printing

Location Published: New York, Reynal & Hitchcock: 1940

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Categories: Biography/Autobiography

Seller ID: 23111

Keywords: laundries small business family life fathers and sons autobiography