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The Organization Man.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956. First edition of one of the most influential books on management ever written. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author, "Best to Lydia Bronte about whom this book was not written! Holly Whyte 4/18/89". Additionally signed "William H. Whyte" on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust price-clipped dust jacket with a few small chips to the crown of the spine and a small chip to the front panel. "Holly always believed that the greatest lesson the city has to offer us is the idea that we are all in it together, for better or for worse, and we have to make it work." (Paul Goldberger, Architecture). Uncommon signed and inscribed.

William H. Whyte is American urbanist, organizational analyst, journalist and self-proclaimed people-watcher. The Organization Man is "[r]ecognized as a benchmark, Whyte's book reveals the dilemmas at the heart of the group ethos that emerged in the corporate and social world of the postwar era" (Nathan Glazer). It "established the categories Americans now use when thinking about the workplace, the suburbs, and their lives" (Newsweek). "The Organization Man remains a worthwhile read today" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

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