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Twenty-First Century Irvings

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  13 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Famed Canadian industrialist K. C. Irving has always been considered the most important figure of the Irving family business empire an empire of such dominance in its region that only America s Morgans or Rockefellers merit a valid comparison. K. C. was indeed the pivot man in a relentless relay of work now spanning more than fourteen decades. Twenty-first Century Irvings ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Nimbus Publishing (CN)
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Sean Eddy
Anyone interested in modern day business empires or on the Irving impact in Atlantic Canada should read this, but it's not without its flaws.

There are clearly some great pieces in the book describing the breadth of the Irving empire and its impact on the Maritime provinces, which can't be understated and its something I don't think an outside writer could ever begin to capture. The book also gives some personality to the Irving family that isn't always evident.

The biggest problem is that the Irv
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Wendell Hennan
A detailled account of the family history and many many business enterprises which they own. An eye opener and told with utmost respect for Atlantic Canada's largest business owners, despite the families adversity to interviews. Well researched and prepared and a very worth while read. Just finished re reading this book, which is a bit repetitive regarding interview sources and their exposure to the Irving family. Stresses their work ethic and the fact that they are not money oriented, beyond wa ...more
Brian
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book should be required reading for every Canadian, especially all Maritimers. The impact that the Irvings have had on this country is huge and we should all be thankful that they are Canadians and not some other nationality.
While reading this book on my patio during the hot days in March, I felt I was in the book. It seemed that every second truck that went by was owned by an Irving company. I felt part of the story.
The book is well written and easy to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book
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Always love a book about Saint John and the Irvings are Saint John
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