E. Bronson Ingram: Complete These Unfinished Tasks of Mine
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Publisher's Description: "Bronson Ingram was a very complex, private man who was best known for his vast business interests and his many philanthropic efforts--but few people ever really knew the individual behind the public persona. In this unique biography, Martha Rivers Ingram shares the story of the man she knew as only a wife could know. Tracing Bronson's life from his sailing days on the lakes of Minnesota through his illustrious business career, Mrs. Ingram's candid account provides a true insider's glimpse at the principles and practices that guided Ingram to ultimate success.
Though he was born into wealth and privilege, Bronson Ingram never took his fortune for granted. He was gifted with a vision for how one should live one's life with integrity, and his natural discipline was reflected both at home and at the office. Mrs. Ingram tells how he ate dinner at exactly seven o'clock each evening and never once left his socks on the floor. Letters to his children reveal a loyal and devoted father who passed on to them his belief in hard work as well as his love for athletics. Interviews with key business associates show a civic-minded individual who was passionate about helping people and improving the community. Mrs. Ingram also shares stories of the family's misfortunes such as the lengthy trial that eventually cleared Bronson's name and his tragic battle with cancer.
A vivid depiction of one of the twentieth century's most successful businessmen, Mrs. Ingram's biography of her late husband is more than a testimony to all the things that made him a great man--it is a gift to associates, friends, and family members who will remember Bronson Ingram and reap the rewards of his efforts for many years to come."