Who was Levi Strauss? / by Ellen Labrecque ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi
Book | Penguin Workshop | 2021

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Description
108 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Series
Who was ...?
Who was-- .
Note
"An official Who HQ book"--Cover.
Summary
"As a young working-class German immigrant, Levi Strauss left his family's dry goods business in New York City to journey out west for the California Gold Rush. Only Levi wasn't looking for gold--he wanted to provide the miners with sturdy clothes to wear while they worked in the dusty river beds. His solution? Blue jeans--pants made of strong denim fabric--which have become one of the most beloved and fashionable clothing items in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Contents
Who was Levi Strauss? -- Life in Bavaria -- Coming to America -- California, here I come -- Natural salesman -- The West opens up -- Merchant prince of the Pacific Coast -- The birth of blue jeans -- Blue jean fever -- Levi's workers -- Sharing the wealth -- The Levi legacy -- Levi's today -- Timelines.
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ISBN
9780593224601 (library binding)
0593224604 (library binding)
9780448488561 (paperback)
0448488566 (paperback)
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