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  • Written by Chris Titley
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780747814368
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On Sale: October 22, 2013
Pages: 64 | ISBN: 978-0-7478-1436-8
Published by : Shire Osprey Publishing
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The name of Joseph Rowntree is linked to some of the most iconic and well-loved brands of the twenieth century, including the KitKat, Aero and Fruit Pastilles. A grocer's son, he transformed a small factory in York into a global business with a workforce of seven thousand. But there is much more to the Joseph Rowntree story than chocolate. A prominent Quaker, social reformer, political campaigner, and educationalist, he reshaped his home city and improved the welfare of generations of workers. Rather than diminish with his death in 1925, Rowntree's legacy has grown as the charitable trusts he founded become ever-more influential. This fascinating biography traces Joseph Rowntree's life from grocer's son to great Victorian philanthropist and beyond.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Born Into Business
The Apprentice
Local to National
Moving Up, Moving Out
Religion and Politics
Death and Legacy
Further Reading
Index

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