By Roland De Wolk
In Stanford, Roland De Wolk balances the accomplishments of this fundamental self-made American guy with the darker features of his existence. He exhibits how Stanford used excessive public place of work to empty taxpayers, farmers, and retailers of thousands, which he, in flip, squandered on mansions, race horses, jewels and massive landholdings. Even the eponymous collage in Silicon Valley?created from the biggest inner most collage endowment of all time?was born of tragedy, a memorial for Stanford?s fifteen-year-old son who died from typhoid fever.
Although deeply conservative in trust and elegance, Leland Stanford?s lifestyles used to be one in all virtually unprecedented hazard, failure, and gift. For his legacy in company and schooling, he merits to be as remembered within the similar ranks as Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and Rockefeller. Richly particular and deeply researched, Stanford is helping repair his rightful position as an architect of contemporary America.
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American Jupiter: Leland Stanford and the Scandalous History of the Man Who Created Modern California by Roland De Wolk