by r.s.

I ran into this book years ago working on the law journal. I'm still blown away by how insurance men viewed their work as an essentially progressive cause. The dedication:

TO THE

NOBLE ARMY OF THE INSURED

IN ALL LANDS

WHO ARE GIVING A PRACTICAL ILLUSTRATION

OF TWO GREAT PRINCIPLES

COÖPERATION OF THE STRONG

AND

CONSIDERATION FOR THE WEAK

PRINCIPLES THAT WILL YET TRANSFORM

THE WORLD

James M. Hudnut, A History of the New-York Life Insurance Company, 1895-1905 (1906)