My latest recording, Selected Articles on the Life and Career of Harry Gordon Selfridge by Various, is now officially on sale on Audible. I loved reading through the available material written during Selfridge's life to get a handle on how he was viewed via the press, etc.
Harry Gordon Selfridge (1858-1947) was an American born merchant who
built Selfridge’s, a London department store, which opened in 1909.
Using his 25 years of experience at Chicago’s Marshall Field and Co.,
Selfridge initiated the use of American innovations and methods of
business in his London store. These articles reflect how Selfridge was
viewed by the press in the U.S. and London along with how he was seen by
his fellow merchants and tradesmen during the years his store was built
and thrived. There are also a number of sections in Selfridge’s own
words. He loved publicity and was very interested in the ideas of his
competitors, employees, and how business was done in other
countries. This collection contains articles and excerpts from
newspapers, books, magazines, and trade publications published from
1890-1922. Harry Gordon Selfridge and his store were the basis of the
PBS Masterpiece Classic series, “Mr. Selfridge".
To listen to a sample and/or purchase the book, click here. I hope you find these articles as fascinating as I did.
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