‘The Man Who Lived On a Shoe’: Review of New Book about L.L. Bean, Leon Gorman ’56 (Wall Street Journal)

L.L. Bean’s “explosive growth” under the leadership of Leon Gorman, grandson of company founder Leon Leonwood Bean and a member of the Class of 1956, is part of the history told in L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company (Tilbury House, 2011) by James L. Witherell.

A review in The Wall Street Journal proclaims, “L.L. Bean will celebrate its centennial next year and will pass this milestone hale, fit and wholly recognizable.”

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