The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America by Marc Levinson
Published By: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Hill and Wang ISBN: 978-0-8090-9543-8 Date of Publication: 2011
Book Review Detail
Shane Hamilton of University of Georgia
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.3.791.r10 Review Pages: 818-19
Book Review Abstract
Shane Hamilton of University of Georgia reviews "The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America" by Marc Levinson. The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores the history of the A&P grocery chain and considers its influence in the modernization of the consumer economy. Discusses the verdict; the founder; the birth of the Great A&P; the grocer; the death of George F. Gilman; gearing for battle; the economy store; the chain-store problem; wrong turns; the profit machine; minute men and tax men; the supermarket; Franklin Roosevelt; Wright Patman; the fixer; friends; defying death; the fourth revolution; the trustbuster; Mom and Pop's last stand; the fall; and the legacy. Bibliography; index.