Eatonians: The Story of the Family Behind the Family

Eatonians: The Story of the Family Behind the Family


Eatonians: The Story of the Family Behind the Family [Read] ➳ Eatonians: The Story of the Family Behind the Family By Patricia Phenix – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Over its 130 year history Eaton’s became part of the social fabric of Canada and played a major role in the lives of many Canadians If its customers were saddened by its demise some of its employees Story of eBook ↠ Over its year history Eaton’s became part of the social fabric Eatonians: The Epub / of Canada and played a major role in the lives of many Canadians The Story of Epub Þ If its customers were saddened by its demise some of its employees – The Story of the Family PDF/EPUB or in many cases men and women who had spent their entire working lives at the store – were devastated In this book Patricia Phenix sets out to tell the story of the Loyal Eatonians – “the family behind the Family” – who helped make the store what it was and often continue to gather today across the country In this lively look at a Canadian institution and its proud employees Phenix describes the lives of staff members through the years from Timothy Eaton’s day on She writes about the yearly Santa Claus parades the importance of the Eaton’s catalogue in Canada and the role Eaton’s staff members played in the First and Second world wars She describes the glamour of the Eaton’s restaurants the cultural influence of the Eaton Auditorium and the fun of Eaton’s sponsored fashion shows and celebrity appearances She talks about the Eaton’s buyers travelling the world in search of new merchandise and she deals with the ultimately unsuccessful attempt to unionize the store Finally she looks at the slow decline of the Eaton’s stores in the face of growing suburban malls and increased customer mobilityBy turns fascinating hilarious and poignant full of the voices and personalities of Eaton’s employees and illustrated throughout with pictures of Eatonians at work and play this book is sure to bring back memories for former employees or for anyone who grew up with Timothy Eaton’s store From the Hardcover edition.

  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Eatonians: The Story of the Family Behind the Family
  • Patricia Phenix
  • English
  • 06 December 2014
  • 9780771069895

1 thoughts on “Eatonians: The Story of the Family Behind the Family

  1. Esther Nederlander Esther Nederlander says:

    A wonderful rather overlooked book on the history of this great store The amount of detail is superb Not to mention that the author personally interviewed over 250 former employees unionized and non unionized plus the big cheeses themselves Fred and John Craig Eaton to try to find out what went wrong with the store Coupled with the staff's insights it makes the book one hell of a read The first chapter describing how the store's wall plaues furniture and even the huge portrait in oil of the man who started it all Timothy Eaton selling for only 1200 is chilling Phenix puts it perfectly when she describes the auctioneer as a gatling gun a man who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothingThe chapter on the war years is first rate the Santa Claus parade chapter hilarious often unintentionally due to Santa's love of Seagram's medicinebut the chapter called the Maharajah's of Eaton's describing the buyers is amazing The book chronicles how they wrangle deals act as emissaries of the store and Canada itself Sellers were called the King of the big pencils and had the reputation for paying promptly Employees even saved the contents of the safe during the catastrophic Grant Kanto earthuake in Japan in the 1920s Staff died in pursuit of protecting the store's private assetsWhere would you find that kind of loyalty to a store now?It's a fine read and i encourage all to enjoy it

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1 thoughts on “Eatonians: The Story of the Family Behind the Family

  1. Esther Nederlander Esther Nederlander says:

    A wonderful rather overlooked book on the history of this great store The amount of detail is superb Not to mention that the author personally interviewed over 250 former employees unionized and non unionized plus the big cheeses themselves Fred and John Craig Eaton to try to find out what went wrong with the store Coupled with the staff's insights it makes the book one hell of a read The first chapter describing how the store's wall plaues furniture and even the huge portrait in oil of the man who started it all Timothy Eaton selling for only 1200 is chilling Phenix puts it perfectly when she describes the auctioneer as a gatling gun a man who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothingThe chapter on the war years is first rate the Santa Claus parade chapter hilarious often unintentionally due to Santa's love of Seagram's medicinebut the chapter called the Maharajah's of Eaton's describing the buyers is amazing The book chronicles how they wrangle deals act as emissaries of the store and Canada itself Sellers were called the King of the big pencils and had the reputation for paying promptly Employees even saved the contents of the safe during the catastrophic Grant Kanto earthuake in Japan in the 1920s Staff died in pursuit of protecting the store's private assetsWhere would you find that kind of loyalty to a store now?It's a fine read and i encourage all to enjoy it

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