Down East 2013 ©
Famed Canadian industrialist K.C. Irving has always been considered ground zero of the Irving family empire. But there is much more to the Irving story than the fascinating and brilliant K.C.and his immediate legacy. This book takes a careful look at both the family foundations upon which this empire was built and the dozen or more individuals who, in the 21st century, constitute the future of this important business family. Exhibiting all the characteristics of the classic Irving DNA --hard work, loyalty, awe-inspiring attention to detail -- these individuals struggle to find their own successes, all the while battling the myths that are inextricably attached to the Irving name.
But can the family glue hold forever? Twenty-First-Century Irvings debunks the fiction and examines the facts behind what it means to be an Irving in the age of succession.