Factory Man – the story behind Vaughan-Bassett

Author Beth Macy’s critically acclaimed Factory Man paints a powerful portrait of John Bassett III. The Vaughan-Bassett chairman went to bat against cheap Asian imports – filing a trade complaint that saved 700 jobs and a small Virginia town.

Learn more from the raving reviews – and pick up a copy of your own.

Upcoming Events

October 26, 2015 Book signing Richmond Woman’s Club, Richmond, VA
October 27, 2015 Bedcrafters by Michelle, Richmond, VA
November 4, 2015 Duke Mansion, Charlotte, NC
November 5, 2015 B F Myers Furniture, Goodlettsville, TN
November 7, 2015 Furniture Barn, Delaware
November 13, 2015 Bowen Town ‘n Country, Winston-Salem, NC
December 9-12, 2015 Becker Furniture World, Minneapolis, MN
January, 2016 Elon College, Greensboro, NC
February 25, 2016 “Factory Man” discussion Tangerine Theatre, Jupiter Island, FL
March 1, 2015 Winston-Salem, NC

Hear the buzz

“This is Ms. Macy’s first book, but it’s in a class with other runaway debuts like Laura Hillenbrand’s “Seabiscuit” and Katherine Boo’s “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” … You won’t be putting this book down.”

The New York Times

“John D. Bassett III’s determination to maintain U.S. manufacturing, to keep his factories open and his workers employed, makes him a hero to Ms. Macy, and her prodigious research and colorful writing make this book worthwhile for anyone interested in reviving American industry.”

The Wall Street Journal

“You don’t need to care a whit about the furniture industry or free trade or globalization to fall under the spell of Ms. Macy’s book … It does what the best business books should: It delivers a heavily researched, highly entertaining story, at the end of which you realize you’ve learned something.”

The New York Times

“Her account is non-fiction, but it reads like a juicy, fast-paced novel.”

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