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The Resource A Friendly Life : Edited and Expanded: the autobiography of S. Prestley Blake, co-founder of Friendly Ice Cream Corp., by S. Prestley Blake with Alan Farnham

A Friendly Life : Edited and Expanded: the autobiography of S. Prestley Blake, co-founder of Friendly Ice Cream Corp., by S. Prestley Blake with Alan Farnham

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A Friendly Life : Edited and Expanded: the autobiography of S. Prestley Blake, co-founder of Friendly Ice Cream Corp.
Title
A Friendly Life
Title remainder
Edited and Expanded: the autobiography of S. Prestley Blake, co-founder of Friendly Ice Cream Corp.
Statement of responsibility
by S. Prestley Blake with Alan Farnham
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
S. Prestley ("Pres") Blake has lived the American dream. In partnership with his brother Curt and with the help of his parents, Pres started a small ice cream shop in Springfield, Massachusetts in the depths of the Great Depression. The brothers worked long hours, making ice cream at night and selling it during the day. From those humble beginnings, they created the Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, a 500+ restaurant chain now known as Friendly's. After selling Friendly to the Hershey Corporation in 1979, Pres set off to enjoy his leisure time with adventures around the world. But his retirement was interrupted at age 86, when he felt obligated to file a shareholder's lawsuit against the new management team that owned Friendly's. Today, fourteen years and eleven million dollars later, Pres is pleased with conversations he's had with current Friendly's management about the future of the company. Pres Blake's life story is an inspiration to anyone who works hard, asks for advice, and gives back. If I could do it says Pres, so can you
Cataloging source
FO7
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Blake, S. Prestley
Dewey number
[E]
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Farnham, Alan
  • Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
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  • Businesspeople
  • Ice cream industry
  • Businesspeople
  • United States
Label
A Friendly Life : Edited and Expanded: the autobiography of S. Prestley Blake, co-founder of Friendly Ice Cream Corp., by S. Prestley Blake with Alan Farnham
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Publication
Control code
on1014085923
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
116 pages
Isbn
9781938406447
Other physical details
color photos.
System control number
(OCoLC)1014085923
Label
A Friendly Life : Edited and Expanded: the autobiography of S. Prestley Blake, co-founder of Friendly Ice Cream Corp., by S. Prestley Blake with Alan Farnham
Publication
Control code
on1014085923
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
116 pages
Isbn
9781938406447
Other physical details
color photos.
System control number
(OCoLC)1014085923

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