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by Henry Kitchell Webster,Samuel Merwin

  • ISBN: 1561141461
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Henry Kitchell Webster,Samuel Merwin
  • Subcategory: United States
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Second Renaissance Pr (January 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 345 pages
  • FB2 size: 1213 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Henry Kitchell Webster (September 7, 1875 – December 8, 1932) was an American .

Henry Kitchell Webster (September 7, 1875 – December 8, 1932) was an American author who lived in Evanston, Illinois. He wrote novels and short stories on themes ranging from mystery to family drama to science fiction. He first achieved moderate recognition in 1899 when he co-wrote The Short Line War with fellow Illinois author Samuel Merwin, with whom he later collaborated to write one of his more famous works, Calumet "K" (1901).

Calumet 'K'" is the name of a two-million bushel grain elevator being constructed by Charlie Bannon. Farmers and commodity markets are depending on Bannon to build it on time. In opposition are several tycoons wagering on it not getting built. Bannon must heroically overcome incompetance, scheming, and sabotage, in addition to the daunting task of building the massive grain elevator. This is the story of competence – of single-minded effort, unstoppable determination, unflagging certainty and unbeatable ability.

Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Calumet K is a classical example of quality fiction. Although it was written more than a century ago (1901) it does not seem old and the events taking place there will be interesting for modern reader. s. In the center of the story we find Charlie Bannon who is trying to create a grain elevator in Chicago struggling with a number of difficulties that are really dangerous for the project.

Samuel Merwin and Henry Kitchell Webster Calumet "K". CHAPTER I. The contract for the two million bushel grain . The contract for the two million bushel grain elevator, Calumet K, had been let to MacBride & Company, of Minneapolis, in January, but the superstructure was not begun until late in May, and at the end of October it was still far from completion. Ill luck had attended Peterson, the constructor, especially since August.

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ion in one corner, showing another gang how to save handling a big stick twice, finally putting a runway across the drillage of the annex, and doing a hundred little things between times, he made himself master

By. Henry Kitchell Webster. ion in one corner, showing another gang how to save handling a big stick twice, finally putting a runway across the drillage of the annex, and doing a hundred little things between times, he made himself master. The clerk, who was also timekeeper, exhibited the latter rather grudgingly. What's all this stuff?"

Project Gutenberg's Calumet 'K', by Samuel Merwin and Henry Kitchell Webster Calumet k. By merwin-webster. Authors of the short line war, etc.

Project Gutenberg's Calumet 'K', by Samuel Merwin and Henry Kitchell Webster. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with. almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or. re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included. with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Title: Calumet 'K'. Author: Samuel Merwin. Calumet k. New York. The macmillan company. LONDON: MACMILLAN & C. Ltd. 1904.

The book is an unusually good story; one that shows the inner workings of the labor union, and .

The book is an unusually good story; one that shows the inner workings of the labor union, and portrays men who are the bone and sinew of the earth.

This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.
Reviews about Calumet "K" (7):
Author Henry Kitchell Webster was a prolific author of popular fiction in the early years of the twentieth century. His book, Calumet K, about the problems encountered in building a grain elevator in Chicago, is illuminated by his first-hand knowledge of the business of grain transport. His father, Towner Kenney Webster, invented the collapsible grain buckets that were attached to conveyors before the invention of the grain auger. These buckets scooped up grain from railroad hopper cars, carried it up to the elevator silo, dumped the grain into the silo, collapsed for the trip down the back side of the conveyor, and reopened for the repeat journey.
Charlie Bannon's trials and tribulations in getting the elevator built are showcased against a very realistic picture of what it takes to get a complex project through to completion, something that Webster would have know all about through his father.
Webster wrote using dictation. This let him concentrate on the ideas that swirled around in his brain rather than being forced by pen and paper to slowly squeeze out the form of the story. His style, therefore, is wide-ranging and he touches on many aspects of the environment, filling out a broad picture of the time and place. It is possible that Webster's writing regimen was influenced by his father's experience: Towner Kenney Webster made and lost several fortunes between inventing and investing. His biggest loss was his investment, with Samuel Clemmons (Mark Twain) in a mechanized typesetting machine. Ottmar Mergenthaler's Linotype came on the market almost a year before the machine backed by Webster and Clemmons. They lost all of their investment. Henry Kitchell Webster was my great uncle.
Great fun to read. I'm a fan of Henry Kitchell Webster and have read almost all of his many books. I don't care for anything written by Samual Merwin. It's amazing that the two men could write this book together and have it work so well. This is the third and final of the books they wrote together. Merwin was Webster's teacher. This book of a man achievements is similar to another book I read recently, The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir. The Martian, too, has a man with many challenges, using his mind to solve every problem. I'm a fan of Ayn Rand's ideas, which is how I discovered this book.
When I started this book, I hadn't a clue as to how remarkable it would be! The main character is a person of determination, and I increasingly respected his dedication to the job at hand, no matter the inconvenience or expense. It's hard to imagine an America like this, where a man does a good job, to the best of his ability, because it's his job. Wow. Very interesting, very entertaining. Loved it!
After years of being an Objectivist and admirer of Ayn Rand I just discovered this book and can truly understand why it was evidently one of Ayn Rand's favorites. She loved efficacious people; the main character is definately a person who gets results without offering excuses instead. Loved reading this unique book that obviously effected Miss Rand's writing.
Calumet K is a 136 page book about a construction manager assigned to right a project that is behind schedule. It describes the simple, tangible actions leaders take to get things done. Ayn Rand said it was her favorite novel and that it displayed the values she most admired about America. Unlike her books, it has no long speeches or political position.
I read this because of the connection with Ayn Rand.

I enjoyed it because of the refreshingly honest portrayal of labor unions, which is hard to find in modern-day "P.C." literature.

John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"
This was a gift and she really enjoyed it. It arrived on time and in excellent condition. Thanks!
Awesome book!

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