Twenty-first Century Irvings

Anybody read this yet? I’ve been looking for a good book on the Irvings.

Twenty-first Century Irvings explores the modern family business, the powerful players behind its continuing success, and the myths that are spread about the wealthy empire. Author Harvey Sawler exposes the truths behind those myths, and predicts the transformation of the family, like the Rockefellers and the Morgans, from industrialists to philanthropists. A business story, a family story, and a Maritime story, this is a book for anyone interested in or affected by the Irving empire.

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0 Responses to Twenty-first Century Irvings

  1. mikel says:

    If his idea is that they are going to be transformed into ‘philanthropists’ then I’d suggest you have a look at who the author is and the publisher. The Irvings have always ‘made donations’. In Buctouche, Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton especially.

    If this guy has ‘inside information’ on this secretive family then I’d be very suspicious. Keep in mind that three months ago the Irvings put the worlds largest PR company, Knowlton Hill, on their payroll.

    Where exactly is there ANY evidence of that? Just because a rich person makes a donation certainly doesn’t make them a philanthropist. As we’ve seen, virtually NO investment goes to industries where they have no vested interest.

    “Citizen Irving” is another book that has been around awhile, however, this book sounds like nothing but propaganda (I still can’t help laughing at ‘philanthropists’)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Same author who wrote book on beer bandit. The saga over the stolen Moosehead beer that was bound for Mexico.