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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Cornelius Vanderbilt
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.
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.