book recommendations

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Author: Walter Isaacson Popular images of Benjamin Franklin often center on three items: the bifocals, the kite, the key. Curious, I read the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin a few years back. Franklin’s honesty sparked my real interest in the U.S. […]

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Railcar politics on Goose Island. 

Railroad cars have long been a source of leverage and power over commercial adversaries. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly owned most of the tank cars in the US, which gave them power over the mighty railroads. Now, little known Iowa Pacific […]