His first job was in a cotton gin at the age of nine. As an octogenarian, A. L. Vandergriff still had t lost his commitment to advancing techlogy in the industry he loved. Ginning Cotton: An Entrepreneur's Story offers an opportunity to follow the techlogical advancements in the ginning and processing industry made by a cotton legend. 'Vandy' developed many of the most revolutionary engineering invations of this century, and in this volume he explains the techlogy and the historical context of its development. To kw the story of the development of modern cotton ginning, you need to kw Vandergriff's story. 'When I started in the gin business in 1937, there were six different companies manufacturing and selling gin equipment. Today, only three remain. I have been Executive Vice-President of one, President of the other, and the third one's main product line is of my design'.