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5.0 out of 5 stars The Humanization of an Industrial Baron..., 13 Feb. 1999
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This review is from: Henry Clay Frick: An Intimate Portrait (Hardcover)
This was an excellent book! Being a Pittsburgh boy, I grew up surrounded with the donations of Frick and Carnegie, and was always curious about their story. The portrait painted by Ms. Sanger about her ancestor is realistic yet gentle and full of understanding. The physical characteristics of the book are also fine, with heavy stock paper and marvelous illustrations. This is the definitive biography of Henry Clay Frick.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An engrossing, yet flawed, portrait of a fascinating man., 11 Nov. 1998
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This review is from: Henry Clay Frick: An Intimate Portrait (Hardcover)
The illustrations alone almost make this book worth the price. Yet there are quite a few historical errors that need to be corrected. There are, for example, a few mistakes in the section dealing with the 1889 Johnstown Flood. But the reader can tell that this book was a passion for her, and she should be commended for tackling a difficult subject. It's rarely easy writing objectively about one's ancestors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dramatic, gripping and emotional story of steel tycoon., 6 Oct. 1998
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This review is from: Henry Clay Frick: An Intimate Portrait (Hardcover)
This is a beautifully illustrated, well-written and engaging story of Henry Clay Frick, founder of the Frick Collection in New York City. It looks at the psychological motivations behind the collection, and strange and tragic losses sustained by his family over time. Includes images from Frick Collections in New York, Pittsburgh, and previously unseen family photos.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book that satisfies on many levels, 9 Mar. 1999
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This review is from: Henry Clay Frick: An Intimate Portrait (Hardcover)
The book is amazing in so many ways. When I had finished it, I felt as if I'd experienced something far more important than a mere biography; her legacy or her life's masterpiece, perhaps. If so, then in my opinion, and with all due respect, she's outdone her forebearers.
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Henry Clay Frick: An Intimate Portrait
Henry Clay Frick: An Intimate Portrait by Martha Frick Symington Sanger (Hardcover - 27 Nov. 1998)
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