Whyte, William Hollingsworth

Whyte, William Hollingsworth

Whyte, William Hollingsworth, 1917–99, b. West Chester, Pa. He graduated from Princeton (1939), then served in the Marine Corps (1941–45). Writing for Fortune magazine (1946–58), he developed a thesis about the postwar surrender of individualism to the conformity of the corporation, out of which came his best-selling book The Organization Man (1956). His other books include The Last Landscape (1968), The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (1980), and City: Rediscovering the Center (1988).

Bibliography

See A. LaFarge, ed., The Essential William H. Whyte (2000).

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