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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Cornelius Vanderbilt
A proposal to build a welcome center on the grounds of The Breakers, a Gilded Age mansion once home to Cornelius Vanderbilt, cleared a critical hurdle on Monday.
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.
For more than a century, Americans have romanticized about railroads. The railroad industry played an exceedingly important role in this country's early history. Travel became easier, people were more connected, and new communities sprang up across this land.
Colum McCann's novel about daring, luck and mortality in 1970s New York, won the fiction prize Wednesday night at the 60th annual National Book Awards.
Gerald Martin worked for 17 years on his massive biography of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist from Colombia, "Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life," and he claims that the effort was rewarding despite the impossibility of separating fact from myth in his subject's life.
During the Civil War, steamships and steamboats often exploded and were involved in numerous other accidents, many of which occurred on the Potomac River. On Aug. 13, 1862, 77 soldiers, three soldiers' wives and a 6-year-old boy drowned when the steamship West Point sank after colliding with the George Peabody.