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John Steele Gordon, First Transatlantic Cable

The Laying Of The First Transatlantic Cable Was A Modern Miracle....

The global communications we take for granted are the result of heroic and persistent attempts by determined entrepreneurs to lay the first transatlantic cable. Would we be as determined today?
William Handwerker, Nathan's Famous, Kevin Bacon, Vagabond Shoes

Nathan’s Famous Hotdog: The First 100 Years

Nathan’s Famous: The hot dog that inspired a movie. In These Vagabond Shoes, Kevin Bacon travels across NYC on a quest for the iconic Coney Island frankfurter.

Boston Globe’s Black Mass Journalist Tackles A Glaring Injustice In His New Novel, Trell

We're revisiting Dick Lehr's novel, Trell this week to give you something else to think about. It's a great book told by a master storyteller.
David Rubenstein, American Story

Seeing Ourselves Through The Eyes Of Master Historians

Steve queries veteran interviewer and entrepreneur David Rubenstein for insights into his interviews with great historians.
Chris Knowlton, Bubble In The Sun

Did The Florida Real Estate Boom of the 1920’s Cause the...

Learn the story of the Florida real estate boom and bust of the 1920s that presaged and contributed to the Great Depression.
Nelson DeMille, The Cuban Affair

Best-Selling Author Nelson DeMille Explains How To Make A Blockbuster Book

There’s a lot more competition in a market influenced by the internet and smartphones. Luckily, Nelson DeMille explains how to still come out on top.
Winston Groom, Forrest Gump

The Author of Forrest Gump Weighs In On Today’s World Of Publishing

Even if your only exposure to Winston Groom is the American classic, Forrest Gump, you'll like what he has to say about getting your own stuff published.
Earl Stewart, Car Dealer, Confessions of a Car Dealer

True Confessions Of A Recovering Car Dealer

Earl Stewart owned a car dealership and decided to come clean and divulge its secrets. He shows us how to level the playing field to get the best deal for the car you want.
Jason Fagone, The Woman Who Smashed Codes

The Woman Who Smashed Codes:The Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies

In his novel, The Woman Who Smashed Codes, Jason Fagone shines a light on unsung heroine, Elizebeth Friedman, and her pioneering work in cryptography.
Rich Karlgaard, Late Bloomers

Our Obsession With Early Achievement And Why “Late Blooming” Is Better For...

Many of us are "late bloomers" rather than instant successes.  Here's how you can find success at any age and prepare your children.

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