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Milton Hershey dreamed big. The Pennsylvania farm kid, with more moxie than money, created a chocolate empire that still reigns supreme. And his cravings went far beyond the chocolate bar.

Hershey’s business success was matched by his devotion to social improvement. He built a company town to house his workers. He started up a school for boys. He spoke out on social issues.

Hershey also gambled big-time and more than once, almost lost it all. Now, a delicious new biography tells the story of his rocky rise to the top of the chocolate mountain.

Hear about the true life story and vision of the man behind the Hershey chocolate bar.

Guests:

Michale D’Antonio, author of “Hershey: Milton S. Hershey’s Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams”

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