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Tom Gage, author of “American Prometheus: Carnegie’s Captain, Bill Jones”
Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pmFree
Rivers of Steel welcomes you to join author Tom Gage for a discussion of his recent book American Prometheus: Carnegie’s Captain Bill Jones, among other relevant topics, at the historic Pump House on Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 pm. The great-grandson of Captain William R. “Bill” Jones, the folkloric captain of America’s steel industry, Professor Gage will share his family’s legacy. It’s a story not just of the man who revolutionized the steel industry with his patented technology (while gaining the respect of workers and management), but also the story of successive generations who worked tirelessly to make sure this saga did not become a footnote in history. In addition to sharing how this family memoir and biography came to be, Gage will recount family tales with fascinating connections to a colorful cast of characters, from the who’s who of Carnegie Steel to Nobel laureate John Steinbeck.
Dr. Gage will host a book signing before and after his talk. Copies of American Prometheus: Carnegie’s Captain Bill Jones will be available for purchase.
This event is free. However, please preregister so that we can adequately prepare the space.