The Furnace-Worker

Another Atlantic author has been encountering a parallel experience. Mr. Charles Rumford Walker, the author of Steel, is a native of Concord, New Hampshire. The appearance of his book leads the Concord Evening Monitor to contrast his steel-mill experiences with those of his boyhood, ‘when he lived in this city and wrote High School football and baseball for the Monitor, and published, besides, an amateur newspaper that he called The Weekly Messenger.’ Exeter, Yale, journalism, the army, and the steel mill followed, in all-round preparation for the editorial position lie now occupies in the Atlantic office. Ilis book, be it said, is winning notable recognition outside of Concord, as a vital contribution to an understanding of industrial life in America — and as an uncommonly good story, though true.