Mr. Forbes was constantly working on books that highlighted America's greatest industrialists. One of the first works was published in 1917 entitled Men Who Are Making America. This was followed by Men Who Are Making the West in 1923, and continued with several other works with possibly one of the last books coming in 1952 entitled 101 Unusual Experiences.
A. W. Shaw was an amazingly prolific publisher, well-known editor and entrepreneur. Through System, The Magazine of Business which he edited from 1900 through 1927, he published some of America's greatest iconic industrialists. One of the interviewing journalists for this publication was Samuel Crowther, who is also covered in the "Journalist Category" of this website's bibliography.
"USA: The Permanent Revolution" was written and released in 1951 by the Editors of Fortune in collaboration with Russell W. Davenport, a former managing editor of the magazine. The individual chapters in "USA: The Permanent Revolution" were also released as unique articles that were carried in series in local and national newspapers.
One reviewer in 1951 wrote the following:
“The February issue of Fortune magazine attempts to do the impossible—and almost succeeds. It attempts to analyze ‘the meaning of America’ under the title, ‘USA: The Permanent Revolution.’ All in all, it is probably one of the more remarkable accomplishments in the record of contemporary journalism. …
“Under the general supervision of Russell Davenport, former managing editor of Fortune—it comes as close to accomplishing its objective as anybody could reasonably expect.”
The Yardstick, The Advance Register, 1951