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Making Steel: Sparrows Point and the Rise and Ruin of American Industrial Might
by Mark Reutter
Making Steel chronicles the rise and fall of American steel by focusing on the fateful decisions made at the world's once largest steel mill at Sparrows Point, Maryland. Mark Reutter examines the business, production, and daily lives of workers as corporate leaders became more interested in their own security and enrichment than in employees, community, or innovative ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published January 5th 2005 by University of Illinois Press
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One of my favorite books on the steel industry. After launching into a basic history of steel making, the author delves into why Sparrows Point in Baltimore was one of the biggest integrated steel plants in the US and then to its decline into a big rusting pile outside of Baltimore's glittering Inner Harbor today. A good read of a sad tale.