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Henry J. Heinz: A Biography

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David Mitchell

4 Hours 33 Minutes

CoolBeat Audiobook Publishing

August 2007

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An intimate biography of the philanthropic produce magnate, Henry J. Heinz, venerated for his pioneering of sanitary food preparation and for his fair treatment of both workers and customers.

Born October 11, 1844 and died May 14, 1919, Henry J. Heinz founded the H. J. Heinz Company, known for their pickles, ketchup, baked beans, and particularly for their famous slogan, ""57 Varieties"".


1. The America of His Boyhood
2. Lessons of Home
3. The Dignity of Labor
4. Early Business Ventures
5. The First Partnership
6. A Period of Trouble
7. Building Anew
8. The Business Record
9. Elements of His Personality
10. An Enduring Structure
11. Business Policies
12. Home and the Family Fireside
13. Travel: A revealer of Character
14. Collecting Art and Antiques
15. Religion and Sunday School Work
16. Citizen
17. Reading the Record

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  • Michael D.

    Henry J. Heinz: A Biography, was a nice short biography that was easy to listen to and enjoy. The content was written more from a view of an advocate and raving fan of Henry J. Heinz verses a balanced subjective piece of work. With that being said, I really didn't mind. I liked the story about the clerk in his company that made the $76 error and how Mr. Heinz handled it. I liked the words on the card his mother gave him for Christmas. Also, I like the quote from chapter 6: "Every great soul has his crown fashioned in the furnace of suffering and sorrow." These are just a few of the high spots for me in the book. The narration was very good, but a little slower pace than I like, so I sped it up to 1.25 which was fine. Overall a great read and I highly recommend it especially for young people.

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  • Anonymous

    Excellent he was great man

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