Hershey: Milton S. Hershey’s Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire and Utopian Dreams

By Michael D’Antonio

Wednesday, July 19

7pm

 

Hershey was more than a successful businessman — he was a progressive thinker who believed in capitalism as a means to higher goals.  He built the world’s largest chocolate factory and a utopian village for his workers on a large tract of land in rural Pennsylvania, and used his own fortune to keep his workers employed during the Great Depression.  Extensively researched and vividly written, Hershey is the fascinating story of this uniquely American visionary.

Copies of the book are available at the library.