Saturday, August 27, 2011

These Young Folks, They Don't Know No History

Last night I finished T.J. Styles' splendid biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt and how he built the first great colossus of American capitalism, the New York Central Railroad.  This morning I open up Jeff Madrick's Age of Greed.   Here we are on page 21 of Madrik, and here's the railroad in disguise as "The Grand Central Railroad."  So much for colossi.

Fn.:  Google "The Grand Central Railroad" and you come up with a neighborhood hobby-line at Sun City, Arizona.

Another fn.:  I'm only a few chapters in but Madrick also is informative and highly readable, at least so far.

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