Tag Archives: John D. Rockefeller

Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2015: Foreigners

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[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham’s Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham’s Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [All photos or web clips are of pages in the Foreigners issue of L.Q., except Pogo … Continue reading

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Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2008: About Money, partial review two and last

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[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham’s Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts reviewing or referencing Lapham’s Quarterly.] My reading of this issue continues.  As noted in partial review one About Money is becoming one of my favorite issues of Lapham’s Quarterly. … Continue reading

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The History of Standard Oil

…by Ida M. Tarbell.  The “muckraker”. Book review time.  Commentary actually, a real review would be too much work.  Checklist: Here I sit, laptop in lap.  Check. I’m sipping leftover Lipizzan Port from the Greystone Vineyards in Palidsade, Colorado that … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction)

I recently read The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction).  This short book is a great overview of some of the 19th Century capitalists that built America and contributed to raising the standard of living.  Contrary … Continue reading

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