Free Best A Nation of Steel: The Making of Modern America, 1865-1925 (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)Author Thomas J. Misa –

From The Age Of Railroads Through The Building Of The First Battleships, From The First Skyscrapers To The Dawning Of The Age Of The Automobile, Steelmakers Proved Central To American Industry, Building, And Transportation In A Nation Of Steel Thomas Misa Explores The Complex Interactions Between Steelmaking And The Rise Of The Industries That Have Characterized Modern America A Nation Of Steel Offers A Detailed And Fascinating Look At An Industry That Has Had A Profound Impact On American Life An interesting subject well, to me at least but a poorly written account of the steel industry from the railroad age to the dawn of the automobile industry The author goes into excruciating detail at times but still leaves out crucial technical information Maybe I was disappointed in part because I was interested in the technical side of the steel industry, not the business side.