Would you like to write about Willis H. Carrier?"
"And who the hell might he be?"
"Man who invented air conditioning."
"A lifelong hero of mine!"
And what a splendid fellow he was too, in addition to being such a benefactor to mankind (unless you want to hold all the Yankees who have moved to the South against him). A perfectly Horatio Alger kind of guy was Willis Carrier, struggling against odds, persisting, overcoming. Slapped down by the Great Depression, he fought back again to build an enormous concern that to this good day is the world's leading maker of air...