God's Capitalist: Asa Candler of Coca-Cola
Mercer University Press, 2002 - 312 páginas
"His sense of duty led to his support of many undertakings of the Southern Methodist Church. Advised by his brother Warren, a bishop in that denomination, Asa wrote a million-dollar check to finance the establishment of Emory University in Atlanta, where young men would be prepared for the ministry. Throughout his life, Candler made gifts and loans to encourage the well-being of his denomination, his city, and his state. At the end of his life, he had given away his entire fortune.".
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One of the best books about Southern Methodists EVER written. Candler was the Coke guy - the man who was so angry about people saying that his tonic contained cocaine! Nope, sorry, just an urban legend. Quite apart from Methodism, the book outlines the investments and alliances of Candler. His is a classic story of the happy marriage of capitalism and politics in Georgia. Dr. Kemp's writing style is lively, and she demonstrates a dry wit in some of her descriptions of the Candler family.