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Topic - Andrew Carnegie
Writing a book that's boring yet also hair-raising is a feat. Susie J. Pak's "Gentlemen Bankers: The World of J.P. Morgan," full of charts, graphs and the dry prose of a doctoral thesis, studies the ways of the financial and industrial moguls who built their wealth at the dawn of modern American capitalism.
The History Channel recently concluded "The Men Who Built America," a mini-series about the former titans of industry -- Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Morgan and Ford. These men built America from the ground up in the 50 years following the Civil War.
According to exit polling data, Mitt Romney lost the presidential election in part because people did not believe he "felt their pain." The Obama team effectively portrayed him as a cold, heartless, multimillionaire monster to the American people, a man willing to slash jobs, throw grandma off the cliff and let people starve in the streets while he and his wife sip champagne, eat caviar and, in the mind of one liberal journalist, celebrate while black people drown.
Thanks to President Obama's advertising campaign, almost everybody must have heard about "Julia" by now. Her story invites a comparison with "Jane," born in 1946, long before Mr. Obama.
Pretrial publicity and Penn State's prominent role in its local community mean Jerry Sandusky's criminal trial should be heard by jurors brought in from another Pennsylvania county, prosecutors argued in a motion filed Tuesday. Sandusky's lawyer said he would fight the proposal.
As an heir to the Wal-Mart fortune, Alice Walton had the means to buy almost any piece of art on the market. So she scooped up one masterpiece after another: an iconic portrait of
As an heir to the Wal-Mart fortune, Alice Walton had the means to buy almost any piece of art on the market. So she scooped up one masterpiece after another: an iconic portrait of George Washington, romantic landscapes from the 19th century, a Norman Rockwell classic.
The title may be a little lame - a shade too reminiscent of "An American in Paris" or, worse still, "The Beverly Hillbillies" - but the story veteran author Suzanne Loebl has to tell in "America's Medicis" is a fascinating one: the account of a single family's massive, largely positive multigenerational contribution to the arts in America.
Red scaffolding surrounds Carnegie Hall as the city-owned towers are being gutted this summer in a $200 million renovation that includes adding a youth music program.
All of her neighbors are gone, forced out. Now Elizabeth Sargent, the last holdout tenant of Carnegie Hall's towers, is preparing to leave the affordable studios that for more than a century housed some of America's most brilliant creative artists.
The phrase "Only in America" once was used only as an expression of pride.
Andrew Carnegie once said, "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."