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Levi Strauss : the man who gave blue jeans to the world / Lynn Downey

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Downey, Lynn, 1954- author. https://id.oclc.org/worldcat/entity/E39PCjvdvKxggvwBXQV9rwqXwK
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Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Enlightened nationalities -- The fate that has been assigned to me -- Store-princes -- A limitless opening for industry and talent -- Hard labor and wild delights -- Steamer day -- Treasonable combinations -- Our solid merchants -- "The secratt of them pants is the rivits" -- Patent riveted clothing -- Towers of strength -- Home industry -- Very strong opinions -- The best interests of the people of this state -- For over twenty years -- All will be sunshine for San Francisco and California -- A city man -- Imperishable.
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Summary
"Blue jeans are globally beloved and quintessentially American. They symbolize everything from the Old West to the hippie counter-culture; everyone from car mechanics to high-fashion models wears jeans. And no name is more associated with blue jeans than Levi Strauss & Co., the creator of this classic American garment. As a young man Levi Strauss left his home in Germany and immigrated to America. He made his way to San Francisco and by 1853 had started his company. Soon he was a leading businessman in a growing commercial city that was beginning to influence the rest of the nation. Family-centered and deeply rooted in his Jewish faith, Strauss was the hub of a wheel whose spokes reached into nearly every aspect of American culture: business, philanthropy, politics, immigration, transportation, education, and fashion. But despite creating an American icon, Levi Strauss is a mystery. Little is known about the man, and the widely circulated "facts" about his life are steeped in mythology. In this first full-length biography, Lynn Downey sets the record straight about this brilliant businessman. Strauss's life was the classic American success story, filled with lessons about craft and integrity, leadership and innovation."--Jacket.
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Strauss, Levi, 1829-1902.
Levi Strauss and Company -- History.
Strauss, Levi, 1829-1902.
Strauss, Levi, 1829-1902 https://id.oclc.org/worldcat/entity/E39PBJy8qkWM47rbftq9jVG8md
Levi Strauss and Company
Clothing trade -- United States -- History.
Jeans (Clothing) -- United States -- History.
Jeans -- √Čtats-Unis -- Histoire.
HISTORY -- Jewish.
Clothing trade
Jeans (Clothing)
United States https://id.oclc.org/worldcat/entity/E39PBJtxgQXMWqmjMjjwXRHgrq
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History
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Print version: 9781625342294 1625342292 (DLC) 2016031022 (OCoLC)947146524
ISBN
9781613764633 (electronic bk.)
1613764634 (electronic bk.)
9781625342294 (jacketed cloth ; alk. paper)
1625342292