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"The Yankee of the Yards"

The Biography of Gustavus Franklin Swift

By Louis F. Swift in collaboration with Arthur Van Vlissingen.

      The life story of the man who began the Swift family meat industry. It details his life as a younger son of a family of meat-cutters who, in spite of little formal education and only the $20.00 that his father, William Swift, gave him to start on, emerged as a major business success in a most competitive market. He turned Chicago into the meat packing capital of the world! This out of print book is in great condition, although two picture pages are loose. $30.00 dollars.