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By Kenneth J. Kobus,T.C. Graham

Despite being geographically bring to a halt from huge alternate facilities and significant typical assets, Pittsburgh reworked itself into the main ambitious steel-making heart on the earth. starting within the 1870s, below the engineering genius of magnates similar to Andrew Carnegie, steel-makers capitalized on western Pennsylvania’s wealthy offer of high quality coal and strong rivers to create an effective extraordinary all through historical past. In City of Steel, Ken Kobus explores the evolution of the metal to rejoice the innovation and know-how that created and sustained Pittsburgh’s metal increase. targeting the Carnegie metal Company’s luck as chief of the region’s steel-makers, Kobus is going contained in the technological know-how of steel-making to enquire the technological developments that fueled the industry’s luck. City of Steel showcases how via ingenuity and backbone Pittsburgh’s steel-makers remodeled western Pennsylvania and perpetually replaced the face of yank and business.

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