Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Manchester's Shoe Industry

Local authors Kelly Kilcrease & Yvette Lazdowski will be available to sign copies of book
 
 
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MANCHESTER, N.H. - Oct. 2, 2019 - PRLog -- Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Manchester's Shoe Industry

Local authors Kelly Kilcrease & Yvette Lazdowski will be available to sign copies of book


Famous for its dominance in textile production, Manchester was also affectionately called "Shoe City." More than seventy different shoe companies once called Manchester home, and thousands of area residents worked tirelessly to produce some of the best-known shoes in America and throughout the world.

The largest manufacturers were the F.M. Hoyt Shoe Company, maker of Beacon Shoes, and the granddaddy of them all, the McElwain Company, known for its popular brands, including the iconic Thom McAn shoes.

Authors Kelly Kilcrease and Yvette Lazdowski reveal how these and other Manchester-based shoe shops were vital to the area's economic and employment prosperity, especially among the immigrant population, as well as how the McElwain Company was an integral part of the Melville Corporation, known today as CVS.

About the Authors:

Kelly Kilcrease has worked in higher education for more than twenty-five years. He currently serves as an associate professor of business at the University of New Hampshire–Manchester. He has published numerous articles on small business development and business history.

Yvette Lazdowski is an assistant professor of accounting at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. She was awarded the Alfred R. Roberts Memorial Research Award in 2013 for her extensive research and doctoral dissertation on the early accounting history of the Ford Motor Company. She is a member of the Academy of Accounting Historians, dedicated to the pursuit of accounting history.

Join the authors for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

1741 South Willow Street

Manchester, NH 03103

When: Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

As the nation's leading publisher of books of local history and local interest, Arcadia's mission is to connect people with their past, with their communities and with one another. Arcadia has an extraordinary catalog of more than 15,000 local titles and publishes 500 new books of local interest and local history each year.

www.arcadiapublishing.com  www.historypress.net.
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