BOOK REVIEW Requiem for a heavyweight

Mar 28, 2008 | 10:57 AM |

Inside Bethlehem Steel The Final Quarter Century is a visual tour of what was once the second-largest steel producer in the United States, and the story of how it struggled to survive in its last 25 years.

Through the photographs of Peter B. Treiber and the text of Elizabeth A. ("Bette") Kovach, the book celebrates the majesty and might of the steelmaker while chronicling the long decline of the company that literally built, transported and defended America for nearly 99 years.

Treiber and Kovach were both employees of Bethlehem Steel's Public Affairs Department, working out of its corporate headquarters in Bethlehem, Pa. Treiber was a staff photographer from 1977 to 1983 and then was contracted to photograph the company's facilities and products for use in marketing.....





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