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U.S. Business Pages
{ Page One }

"America's business is business."
— President Calvin Coolidge

"The business of corporate America is no longer business – it is finance."
— Rana Foroohar, Financial Times, 2016

 an old-fashioned hand-crank cash register      These pages gather the current & historical American business leaders that made this country a giant in the business world, as well as their companies and other organizations that exemplify the good practices – innovation, entrepreneurship, market creation – and bad practices – pseudo-capitalism, rampant exploitation, slavery, fascism, monopolies, bribery & corruption, Ponzi schemes – that over time built up a flourishing economic expansion that was only recently halted by the incompetence of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush economic policies and by the Oligarchy's mandate for unregulated greed in the First Decade of the XXIst Century – the G.O.P. Economic Meltdown of 2008.
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here on Page One:   U.S. Business Leaders & Crooks
John Deere [1804-86]    •    Henry Ford [1863-1947]    •    Hugh Hefner [1926-2017]   •
Kirk Kerkorian [b. 1917]    •    Henry Luce [1898-1967]    •    J.C. Penney [1895-1971]   •
T. Boone Pickens [b. 1928]    •    John D. Rockefeller [1839-1937]    •    Martha Stewart   •
The Studebaker Brothers    •    Ted Turner    •    Cornelius Vanderbilt [1794-1877]   •
The Wright Brothers    •    Mark Zuckerberg    •    and many others ...

people with their own pages:
P.T. Barnum [1810-91]    •    Warren Buffett    •    'Buffalo Bill' Cody [1846-1917]    •    Walt Disney [1901-66]    •    Thomas Edison [1847-1931]   •
Henry M. Flagler [1830-1913]    •    Fred Harvey [1836-1901]    •    William Randolph Hearst [1863-1951]    •    Howard R. Hughes [1905-76]   •
Thomas H. Ince [1882-1924]    •    The Koch Brothers    •    George Pullman [1831-97]    •    Preston Tucker [1903-56]   •
George Westinghouse, Jr. [1846-1914]

•   links   •

on Page Two:   Major U.S. Companies, A to Z
Amazon, Inc. [est. 1994]    •    Apple, Inc. [est. 1975]    •    Ben & Jerry's [est. 1978]
Enron [1986-2002]    •    Google, Inc. [est. 1998]    •    IKEA [est. 1943]    •    McDonald's [est. 1940]
Microsoft [est. 1975]    •    Monsanto [est. 1901]    •    The New York Times    •    Sizzler Restaurants [est. 1958]
Starbucks Coffee [est. 1971]    •    Tupperware [est. 1946]    •    TimeWarner [est. 19xx]
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. [est. 1962]    •   Wikipedia [est. 2001]    •   and many more . . .

on Page Three:   books   •   magazines & newspapers

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Major Movie Studios Pages
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

Spirit of America Bookstore's Corporations & Brands Page

“All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be
forbidden by law; directors should not be permitted to use stockholders' money for such purposes;
and, moreover, a prohibition of this kind would be, as far as it went, an effective method of stopping
the evils aimed at in corrupt practices acts.”  — Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919], in 1905

Capitalism Page at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

“Capitalism is the creation of jobs and products and services.”
G.E. Nordell

WMail ezine Essay #40: "Paleo-Capitalism" [Feb 2004]

Corporate Crime Reporter newsletter & blog [est. 1987]

Campaign for Corporate Reform

U.S History / Business books search at Amazon

“This is a government of the people, by the people and for the people no longer.
It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations.”
— Rutherford B. Hayes [1822-93], 19th President of the United States, 1877–81

U.S. Business Leaders & Crooks, A to Z

Olympians book by Elbert Hubbard  "The Olympians: A Tribute To Tall Sun-Crowned Men" [1921] by Elbert Hubbard [1856-1915]
BiblioLife 8x5 pb [10/2008] for $16.19
BiblioLife 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2008] for $21.99
chapters/topics include oil & food tycoon E.T. Bedford, botanist Luther Burbank, railroad tycoon Benjamin Franklin Bush, arms maker Samuel Pomeroy Colt, railroad executive George H. Daniels, John Davey, utilities tycoon Henry L. Doherty, automaker Henry Ford, educator Thomas J. Foster, steel tycoon Elbert H. Gary, restaurant tycoon Fred Harvey [1835-1901], railroad tycoon Charles M. Hays, college president Patrick J. Healy, explorer Henry Hudson, automaker {Packard} Henry B. Joy, cereal tycoons Dr. J.H. Kellogg & C.W. Post, Canadian statesman Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Judge Benjamin B. Lindsey, New York City politician William T. Noonan, New York City attorney John Edward Parsons, cash register tycoon {N.C.R.} John H. Patterson, Illinois banker & politician George M. Reynolds, tractor tycoons J.A. Secor & E.A. Rumely, toolmaker E.C. Simmons, hatmaker John B. Stetson, railroad tycoon Frederick D. Underwood, college president Dr. Charles R. Van Hise, New York City politician John H. Vincent, automaker John North Willys, machinery tycoon Sidney W. Winslow, and educator Ella Flagg Young
Profiles of Genius book by Gene N. Landrum  "Profiles of Genius: Thirteen Creative Men Who Changed The World" [1993] by Gene N. Landrum
Kindle Edition from Prometheus Books [1993 edition] for $9.59
Prometheus Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [5/93] for $16.76
Subjects/chapters are "thirteen iconoclastic individuals who have demonstrated a unique ability to deal with change in the world and redefine it for their own purposes": Marcel Bich (Bic), Nolan Bushnell (Atari), William Gates III (Microsoft), Howard Head (Head Ski), Soichiro Honda (Honda), Steven Jobs (Apple Computer), Arthur Jones (Nautilus), William Lear (Lear Jet), Tom Monaghan (Domino's Pizza), Akio Morita (Sony), Solomon Price (The Price Club), Fred Smith (Federal Express), and Ted Turner (C.N.N.)
Profiles of Power and Success book by Gene N. Landrum  "Profiles of Power and Success: Fourteen Geniuses Who Broke The Rules" [1996] by Gene N. Landrum, PhD
Kindle Edition from Prometheus Books [1996 edition] for $9.59
Prometheus Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/96] out of print/used
Subjects/virtues examined include Creativity, Influence, Intuition, Personality, Power, Rebellion, Risk-Taking, Self-Esteem, Tenacity, Will & Energy, and Work Ethic, thru the examples of Napoleon Bonaparte, Marquis de Sade, movie tycoon Walt Disney, dancer Isadora Duncan, aviator Amelia Earhart, Adolf Hitler, billionaire Howard Hughes, educator Maria Montessori, news mogul Rupert Murdoch, singer Edith Piaf, Pablo Picasso, Helena Rubinstein, visionary Nikola Tesla, and architect Frank Lloyd Wright

title graphic for 'Money & Power' TV program from producer's website  "Money & Power" TV special [Showtime Networks March 2001]
2-hour TV documentary about some of the greatest innovators in the history of business
Co-produced & directed by David Grubin; narrated by Jason Robards Jr.; featuring Cosimo de Medici, Henry Ford, Bill Gates (Microsoft), King Philip II, Henry Luce (Time, Inc.), J.P. Morgan, the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, the XIIth Century monk St. Godric, the Warner Brothers, James Watt & Matthew Boulton, Robert Woodruff (Coca-Cola), and others
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • bare credits at IMDb
Money and Power / History of Business book by Howard Means  
"Money and Power: The History of Business" [2001]
by Howard Means, Foreword by David Grubin

Wiley 8¾x5½ pb [4/2002] out of print/40+ used
Wiley 9¾x6½ hardcover [1/2001] out of print/60+ used

Giants of Enterprise book by Richard S. Tedlow  "Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and The Empires They Built" [2001] by Richard S. Tedlow
Chapters/subjects include Andrew Carnegie, George Eastman, Henry Ford,
Robert Noyce, Charles Revson, Sam Walton & Thomas J. Watson Sr.
HarperBusiness Bargain Price 7¾x5¼ pb [7/2003] for $7.18
HarperBusiness 8x5¼ pb [7/2003] for $13.98
HarperCollins 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2001] out of print/many used
The Tycoons Carnegie, Rockefeller, Gould & Morgan book by Charles R. Morris  "The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan Invented The American Supereconomy" [2005]
by Charles R. Morris

Holt 8x5½ pb [10/2006] for $12.24
Times Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [9/2005] out of print/many used
Icons of Business encyclopedia by Kateri Drexler  "Icons of Business: An Encyclopedia of Mavericks, Movers, and Shakers" [2006]
by Kateri Drexler

24 entrepreneurs, executives, and mavericks whose influence extends beyond business into society at large, including Ben and Jerry (ice cream), Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Lee Iacocca, Herb Kelleher (Southwest Airlines), Phil Knight, Anita Roddick (Body Shop), Martha Stewart, Donald Trump, Ted Turner, Sam Walton, and Oprah Winfrey
Greenwood Press 10¼x7 hardcover [12/2006] 2 volumes for $191.00 {sic}
The Associates / Four Capitalists book by Richard Rayner   "The Associates: Four Capitalists Who Created California" [2007]
by Richard Rayner

Four middle-class merchants in Sacramento, California rose to become the force behind the Trans-continental Railroad and became wealthy beyond any measure, and committed secret crimes to sustain their power. Their names were Collis P. Huntington, Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins, and they were known as 'The Big Four' or 'The Associates'
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [1/2009] for $9.99
W.W. Norton pb [1/2009] for $12.83
W.W. Norton/Atlas 8¼x5¾ hardcover [2007] out of print/used

World Changers Entrepreneurs book by John A. Byrne  "World Changers: 25 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Business As We Knew It" [2011] by John A. Byrne
Kindle Edition from Portfolio [12/2011] for $12.99
Portfolio Hardcover 9x6¼ hardcover [12/2011] for $16.39
The founding entrepreneurs and their 25 companies: Amazon, Inc. [est. 1994] {Jeff Bezos}; Apple, Inc. [est. 1975] (Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak}; Dell, Inc. {Michael Dell}; Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette; E.B.X. Group of Brasil; Facebook, Inc. [est. 2004] {Mark Zuckerberg}; Federal Express Corp. [est. 1971] {Frederick W. Smith}; Google, Inc. [est. 1996] {Larry Page & Sergey Brin}; Grameen Bank est. 1976] of Bangladesh; Harpo, Inc. {Oprah Winfrey}; The Home Depot [est. 1978]; Infosys of India; Kohler Co. [est. 1873]; LinkedIn [est. 2002]; Microsoft, Inc. [est. 1975] {Bill Gates & Paul Allen}; Netflix [est. 1997]; Nike [est. 1964]; Rio de Janiero Organizing Committee For The Olympic Games; The Charles Schwab Corp. [est. 1971]; Southwest Airlines [est. 1967]; Starbucks [est. 1971]; Tata Group of India; Turner Broadcasting [est. 1976] {Ted Turner}; Virgin Group [est. 1972] {Richard Branson}; and Whole Foods Market [1980] {John Mackey}

Captains of Industry In Their Own Words book edited by Jack Donahue  "Captains of Industry: In Their Own Words" [2014] Edited by Jack Donahue
Ten essays from American & British leaders & critics: showman P.T. Barnum, John Graham Brooks, G.K. Chesterton, Henry Ford, Pulitzer Prize-winner Burton J. Hendrick, educator Willard Eugene Hotchkiss, Frederick L. Lipman (president Wells Fargo Bank), John D. Rockefeller, journalist Albert Shaw PhD, and Mark Twain
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2014] for $4.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [3/2014] for $9.99

American Titans TV mini-series on AHC-TV  "American Titans" TV mini-series [AHC-TV Aug-Sept 2015]
Six little-known stories of the men who made America what it is today: Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford, Edison, Stanford, and Hearst (sic); their ferocious drive, innovation, and often sheer recklessness took them from obscurity to the top of the list of rich and powerful men. Episode titles: "Carnegie vs. Frick" (steel & coal), "Rockefeller vs. Scott" (petroleum), "Edison vs. Tesla" (AC-DC current), "Clark vs. Daly" (Montana copper), "Vanderbilt vs. Drew" (Erie Railroad), and "Hearst vs. Pulitzer" (New York newspapers)
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • Amazon Instant Video [8/2015] series purchase $9.99
confused credits at IMDbofficial movie website

Paul G. Allen of Microsoft, Inc. {on Page Two}

showman Phineas Taylor 'P.T.' Barnum [1810-91]

Spirit of America Bookstore's P.T. Barnum Page

"The Greatest Showman On Earth" [Fox 2017?]
Announced 8/2011: 20th Century Fox’s period musical about P.T. Barnum, the legendary showman who created the
three-ring circus, and loved to hoax a gullible public, will star Hugh Jackman. Commercials director & visual effects
wizard Michael Gracey is set to direct; a focal point of the movie is Barnum’s infatuation with opera singer Jenny Lind,
called 'The Swedish Nightingale' • credits at IMDb

inventor Alexander Graham Bell [1847-1922]
"Story of the Telephone" [1910] by Herbert N. Casson; Amzn ebook B0000523WE for $7.15 (6/M1)
recvd patent for phone 3/7/1876
In "The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret" [2008]
journalist Seth Shulman argues that Bell stole ideas for the telephone from a rival, Elisha Gray

Spirit of America Bookstore's
capitalist Warren Buffett Page

steel baron Andrew Carnegie 1835-1919]
PBS bioPBS bio on VHS

Gospel of Wealth classic book by Andrew Carnegie  "The Gospel of Wealth" and Other Writings [1889 classic]
by industrialist Andrew Carnegie

Penguin 7½x5 pb [9/2006] for $8.50

"The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and The G..." [] by Andrew Carnegie

restaurant tycoon Clifford Clinton [1900-69]
Clifton's Cafeteriamovie "Big Heat" [1953]Pearl Buck novel [1953]

showman Wm. F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody [1846-1917] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

arms maker Samuel Pomeroy Colt [1852-1921]

Joshua Lionel Cowen [1877-1965]
Lionel Corp. [1901-1969] Section on the American Railroads Pages

The Crosley Brothers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powel_Crosley,_Jr. [1886-1961]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_M._Crosley [1888-1978]

John Deere 1956 logo tin sign
farm equipment baron John Deere [1804-86]
official 'Story of John Deere'Wikipedia

Deere & Company [est. 1837]
browse DVDsofficial websiteIMDb listingentry on Wikipedia

John Deere History book by Randy Leffingwell  
"John Deere: A History of The Tractor" [2004]
by Randy Leffingwell

Voyageur Press 8¾x7¾ pb [8/2006] for $16.47
Voyageur/M.B.I. hardcover [11/2004] for $40.00

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Tractors & Farm Equipment Page

Dr. W. Edwards Deming [1900-93] Page
at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

Walt Disney [1901-66] Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

oil baron Edward L. Doheny [1856-1935]

"Dark Side of Fortune" bio [1995]

"Oil Baron of The Southwest: Edward L. Doheny and The Development of The Petroleum
Industry In California & Mexico" [1998] by Martin R. Ansell /0814207499/

The Doheny family built the Spanish style ranchhouse in lower Franklin Canyon in 1935.

Donald Douglas [1892-1981] of Douglas Aircraft Company

George Eastman [1854-1932]
George Eastman entry at Wikipedia
P.B.S. George Eastman bioP.B.S. bio on VHS

Eastman Kodak [est. 1892] official website
George Eastman House Museum of Photography [built 1905; chartered 1947]
George Eastman House / Dryden Theatre / online archive, 1895 to present

Spirit of America Bookstore's
inventor Thomas Alva Edison [1847-1931] Page

oil & land baron Henry M. Flagler [1830-1913]
major figure in the Standard Oil monopoly
hotel & land baron in South Florida
built the Florida East Coast Railway [est. 1881] to the Florida Keys

Spirit of America's Henry Flagler Page

automobile maker Henry Ford [1863-1947]
Wheels For The World: Henry Ford, His Company, and A Century of Progress, 1903-2003
by Douglas Brinkley 067003181X
The Ford Century: Ford Motor Company and the Innovations That Shaped the World
by Russ Banham, Paul Newman 1579652018
http://www.amazon.com/Ford-Lynne-Adams/dp/B00097E6V8/ DVD

Fordlandia Forgotten Jungle City book by Greg Grandin  "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City" [2009]
by Greg Grandin

In 1927, Henry Ford purchased a chunk of jungle twice the size of Delaware along the Amazon River in Brasil. The original purpose was to set up a rubber plantation, which evolved into an experiment involving direct exportation of the American lifestyle; book was Amazon Best of The Month in June 2009.
Picador 8¼x5½ pb [4/2010] for $10.88
Metropolitan Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/2009] for $17.39

"Post-Fordlândia" 20-minute documentary film [2011] /tt2061777/

"Fordlandia" [River Road Ent. 2013?]
Announced 8/2012: Bill Pohlad & Sarah Hammer are producing, Ben Coccio will adapt from
Greg Grandin's book • not yet listed at IMDb

Fordlândia 1928 movie from Brasil  "Fordlândia 1928" [I.F.D. Brasil 2013?]
Filmed in Brasil & Detroit, Michigan; in Portuguese language; a dramatic romance between a woman fighting for the rights of the workers and an American businessman; Co-written & directed by Emerson Muzeli; 'rumored' cast {8/2012} includes Javier Bardem, Peter Mullan, Dolores Chaplin, Ana Paula Arósio, Emiliano Ruschel, Larissa Vereza, Monique Alfradique, Brett Leigh
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

William Henry 'Bill' Gates III of Microsoft, Inc.  {on Page Two}
browse books by/about Bill Gates at Amazon

toy maker & inventor A.C. Gilbert [1884-1961]
A.C. Gilbert entry at Wikipedia
A.C. Gilbert biography [new 10/2002]
ACGilbert biopic "The Man Who Saved Christmas" [2002]

A.C. Gilbert & Erector® Sets
Erector Set™ [est. 1911] entry at Wikipedia
BB's 'Erector® Sets' fansite

razor blade baron King C. Gillette [1855-1932]

inventor Charles Goodyear [1800-60]
recvd patent for rubber process 15 June 1844
never made tires, company began making them 28 yrs after his death

robber baron Jason 'Jay' Gould [1836-92]
"[Jay Gould is] the mightiest disaster ever befallen this country. The people had desired money before his day,
but [Gould] taught them to fall down and worship it." — Mark Twain [1835-1910]

publisher Emanuel Haldeman-Julius [1889-1951] of Girard, Kansas
entry at Wikipediaofficial company website

"The Militant Agnostic" [orig 1926] Prometheus Books, 1995
"My First Twenty-Five Years" [Haldeman-Julius Publns, 1949]
"My Second Twenty-Five Years" [Haldeman-Julius Publns, 1949]
"The World of Haldeman-Julius" [Twayne Publrs, 1960] Compiled by Albert Mordell

Little Blue Books Jubilee Edition of 1924        sticker for Little Blue Books: A university in print • Read the world over
Haldeman-Julius and his wife created a series of pamphlets known as 'Little Blue Books' that mostly sold for five cents each, or were given out with Bull Durham tobacco.
Total sales ran into the hundreds of millions of copies. The series began in 1919 as The Appeal's Pocket Series with red or yellow covers, and continued as
The People's Pocket Series, Appeal Pocket Series, Ten Cent Pocket Series, Five Cent Pocket Series, Pocket Series, and finally as Little Blue Books
from 1923 (as well as many Big Blue Books). There were at least 1,900 titles from 1919 to 1976.
entry at Wikipedia

railroad tycoon E.H. Harriman [1848-1909]

"The Life and Legend of E. H. Harriman" [] by Maury Klein ISBN-13: 9780807825174

restaurant tycoon Fred Harvey [1836-1901]
Fred Harvey Company / Harvey House Restaurants [1875-1968] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

Images of America Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest book by Richard Melzer  
"Images of America: Fred Harvey Houses of The Southwest" [2008]
by Richard Melzer

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [11/2008] for $14.95
Appetite For America, Fred Harvey book by Stephen Fried   "Appetite For America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built A Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized The Wild West" [2010]
by Stephen Fried

Bantam 9¼x6 pb [5/2011] for $12.24
Bantam 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2010] for $17.82

Spirit of America Bookstore's
newspaper & movie tycoon
William Randolph Hearst [1863-1951] Page

hedonist & publisher Hugh M. Hefner [1926-2017]
listed #33 (tied) on The Atlantic Monthly's Top 100 Most Influential Figures in American History [Dec 2006]
Opened the first Playboy Club in 1960 ; the brand faded over time, with magazine circulation dropping from a peak of seven million in the '70s to 800,000 in 2015.
"The Playboy Philosophy" [1962-63] at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
U.S.C.’s Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive

youngest son Cooper Hefner

"Bunny: The Real Story of Playboy" [Corgi U.K. 1985] by Russell Miller ISBN 0-03-063748-1
"Bunny Tales: Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion" [Running Press 2006] by Izabella St. James ISBN 0-7624-2739-6
http://www.amazon.com/Hefs-Little-Black-Book-Hefner/dp/006218430X/ by
"Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and The American Dream" [Wiley & Sons 2008] by Steven Watts

"Hugh Hefner: American Playboy Revisited (TV 1998) /tt0414123/
docufilm by Kevin Burns = VHS/DVD not avail 2012

"The Bunny Years: Inside the Playboy Empire [VHS] (TV 1999) /tt0346673/

"Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel" docufilm [2010] /tt1503776/
by Brigitte Berman

Announced 3/2012: The long-in-development (at Universal) "Playboy" biopic about the magazine’s
founder Hugh Hefner is now being produced by Warner Bros. and Jerry Weintraub.

The Hilton Clan
Conrad Hilton [1887-1979]
Conrad Nicholson 'Nicky' Hilton, Jr. [1926-1969]
William Barron Hilton [b. 1927]
Eric Michael Hilton [b. 1933]
Constance Francesca Hilton [b. 1947]
Richard Howard 'Rick' Hilton [b. 1955]
heiress Paris Whitney Hilton [b. 1981]
model & heiress Nicholai Olivia 'Nicky' Hilton [b. 1983]

Hilton Hotels & Resorts [est. 1919]

"The Hiltons" [Grand Central 2014] by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Spirit of America Bookstore's
billionaire Howard R. Hughes [1905-76] Page

railroad baron Henry E. Huntington [1850-1927]
"The ownership of a fine home, a fine collection, and a fine library is the swiftest and surest way to immortality."
—  Henry E. Huntington, owner of the largest private library in America

"Henry E. Huntington and The Creation of Southern California" []
by William B. Friedricks /0814205534/

listed on TIME Magazine 100, May 2014  takeover investor Carl C. Icahn
entry at Wikipedia

"King Icahn" [1993] by Mark Stevens

movie pioneer Thomas H. Ince [1882-1924] Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

Steve Jobs [1955-2011] of Apple, Inc.

"[Steve Jobs] revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing,
and digital publishing." —  biographer Walter Isaacson

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." —  Steve Jobs, in 2005

Spirit of America Bookstore's
Steve Jobs [1955-2011] Page

industrialist Henry J. Kaiser [1882-1967]
“The Six Magic Words To Riches: Find a need and fill it.”
H-J-K- FAMILY FOUNDATION = www.kff.org
Kaiser Permanente http://www.kp.org/

1947 Kaiser automobile

manufacturer Arthur Atwater Kent, Sr.  [1873–1949]
Atwater Kent Manufacturing Company [1921-1936] was the largest manufacturer of radios in the USA
(until The Great Depression came and Atwater's patents expired)
entry at WikipediaVane's Atwater Kent Radio fansite

A. Atwater Kent and His Radios book by Ralph Williams & John P. Wolkonowicz  "A. Atwater Kent: The Man, The Manufacturer, and His Radios" [2002]
by Ralph Williams & John P. Wolkonowicz, Edited by Donald O. Patterson

with radio schematics and almost 200 photographs
Sonoran Publng 11x8¾ pb [12/2002] for $22.43

lots more information can be found on Spirit of America's Old Time Radio Page

billionaire Kirk Kerkorian [b. 1917]
Tracinda Corp. • entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's
Koch Brothers Page

“The fundamental purpose of the Kochs’ [political] spending is to rig the economic system
for their benefit.” — New York Times, 2014

fast food tycoon Ray Kroc [1902-84] of McDonald's restaurants  {on Page Two}
thorough Ray Kroc bio at Simply Knowledge

Grinding It Out / McDonald's book by Ray Kroc - blue cover  Grinding It Out / McDonald's book by Ray Kroc - red cover   "Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's" [1955]
by Ray Kroc, with Robert Anderson

St. Martin's mass pb [rev 4/92] for $7.11
Contemporary Books 9x6 pb [5/85] out of print/many used
Berkley mass pb [9/78] out of print/many used
Henry Regnery Co. 9x6 hardcover [5/77] out of print/40+ used

"The Founder" [The Weinstein Company Aug 2016]  8/2016
The Founder / McDonald's / Ray Kroc movie   Location filming in Georgia (Canton, Atlanta, Douglasville, Newnan, Thomaston) and New Mexico (Albuquerque, Belén); over-the-hill milkshake machine salesman Ray Croc transforms a small chain of fast-food restaurants into the multibillion dollar McDonald's Corp. Directed by John Lee Hancock; written by Robert D. Siegel; starring Michael Keaton {as Ray Kroc}, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B.J. Novak, Kimberly Battista, Carla Shinall, Mike Pniewski, Steve Coulter, Catherine Dyer, Devon Ogden, Griff Furst, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Patti Schellhaas, Kabby Borders, Lauren Kimelton, Ric Reitz, Katie Kneeland, Justin Randell Brooke, Cara Mantella, Victor McCay, Franco Castan, Tracy Goode, Kristi Von, Kenny Alfonso, Rebecca Ray, Andrew Benator, Nicolette Goetz, Dan Mulvaney
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 4/2016 official trailer [3:43] at YouTube

publisher Henry Robinson Luce [1898-1967]

Time Magazine [est. 1923]     Fortune Magazine [est. 1930]     Life Magazine [est. 1934]     Sports Illustrated Magazine [est. August 1954]
"Luce and His Empire" [1972] by W.A. Swanberg won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

Time Illustrated History book by Norberto Angeletti & Alberto Oliva  "TIME: The Illustrated History of The World's Most Influential Magazine" [2010] by Norberto Angeletti & Alberto Oliva, Preface by {managing editor} Richard Stengel
Rizzoli 12¼x9½ hardcover [4/2010] for $32.92
Publisher Henry Luce book by Alan Brinkley  "The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century" [2010]
by Alan Brinkley

Vintage 8x5¼ pb [4/2011] for $12.41
Knopf deckle-edge 9¼x5¾ hardcover [4/2010] for $25.55

swindler Bernard Lawrence 'Bernie' Madoff
browse booksincomplete IMDb listingWikipedia

No One Would Listen Financial Thriller book by Harry Markopolos  "No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller" [2010]
by Harry Markopolos

Independent financial fraud investigator Markopolos and his 'Fox Hounds' team investigated, documented, and reported Madoff's Ponzi scheme to newspapers and to the S.E.C.; the warnings were ignored repeatedly, until the scheme fell apart as the world's largest financial fraud ever.
Kindle Edition from Wiley [3/2010] for $9.32
Wiley 8¾x6¼ pb [2/2011] for $11.32
Wiley 9x6½ hardcover [3/2010] for $18.58


untitled Madoff project [Tribeca Prodns/H.B.O. for 2013?]
Announced 11/2011: H.B.O. purchased the rights to the book “Truth and Consequences: Inside The Life of The Madoff Family" by Laurie Sandell;
John Burnham Schwartz will write the screenplay, Robert De Niro will portray Bernie Madoff
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • not yet listed on IMDb

inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick, Sr. [1809–84]
Co-founder of Cyrus H. McCormick and Brothers [est. 1847] in Chicago; name changed in 1879 to McCormick
Harvesting Machine Company; merged in 1902 to form International Harvester Company

banker John Pierpont 'J.P.' Morgan [1837-1913]

  serial entrepreneur Elon Musk [b. 1971 in South Africa]
PayPal, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, SpaceX, Hyperloop

Tesla Motors, Inc. EV Roadster (announced July 2006} based in Palo Alto, California
Tesla Motors has a giant 'gigafactory' for lithium batteries in Northern Nevada, official grand opening July 2016, construction continues.
Tesla Motors owns a factory-sized vacant lot at 315 Alameda Park Drive NE in Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113 (2016)

SolarCity {western U.S. chain est. 2006} of Foster City, CA

Elon Musk's Hyperloop transportation plan [8/2013 PDF file]

Announced May 2015 at a live media event in Hawthorne, California: Elon Musk unveiled a major new product, the Tesla Powerwall, which is a battery
intended for use with rooftop/backyard solar panels to provide off-grid electricity at night; units can be reserved for $3,500 at Tesla Energy. Production this year
will occur at their Fremont factory, and next year at the Gigafactory in Nevada.

April 2017 TED Talk interview of Elon Musk [40:50]

Elon Musk / Quest For A Fantastic Future book by Ashlee Vance  Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and The Quest For A Fantastic Future" [2015]
by Ashlee Vance, journalist at Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Kindle Edition from Ecco/HarperCollins [5/2015] for $16.99
Ecco Press 9x6 hardcover [5/2015] for $21.14

vacuum cleaner baron David Oreck [b. 1923]
official website/bioproducts at Amazon.com

retail tycoon J.C. Penney [1895-1971]
B000006QJJ = A&E Biog video for $19.95

energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens [b. 1928]

First Billion Is The Hardest book by T. Boone Pickens  "The First Billion Is The Hardest: Reflections On A Life of Comebacks & America's Energy Future" [New York Times bestseller 2008]
by T. Boone Pickens

Crown Business 8x5 pb [9/2009] for $10.20
Crown Business 9¼x6 hardcover [9/2008] out of print/many used

newspaper tycoon Joseph Pulitzer [1847-1911]
bio on Pulitzer Prize websiteJoseph Pulitzer entry at Wikipedia


The Pulitzer Prizes [est. 1917]
Pulitzer Prize websitePulitzer Prize entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's
Pulitzer Prizes Page

railroad tycoon George M. Pullman [1831-97]
George Pullman is credited with the creation of the first modern, comfortable, sleeping car for railroad travel in 1858. His Pullman Company became an empire that during its peak in the 1930s was responsible for the construction, ownership, & operation of a fleet of over eight-thousand sleeper, parlor, club, and cafe railroad cars. The Pullman Company was said to have operated the largest hotel in the world, with upwards of 100,000 beds occupied on a given night. Pullman's well deserved slogan was "Travel and Sleep in Pullman Safety and Comfort." Due to a Supreme Court consent decree in 1948, Pullman transferred ownership of the railcars to the operating railroads, while keeping the manufacturing and service divisions. The Pullman Company itself ceased operating sleeping cars on December 31, 1968; successor company Pullman, Inc. continued to construct freight and passenger cars until it was sold to Bombardier Corporation of Canada in the 1970s.
George Pullman entry at WikipediaPullman Company entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's
railroad tycoon George Pullman [1831-97] Page

oil baron John D. Rockefeller, Sr. [1839-1937]
PBS bioPBS bio on VHS

Standard Oil was founded as an Ohio corporation in 1870 and expanded to become the largest oil refiner in the world, a virtual monopoly that was
broken up by order of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1911. Founding partners included Henry M. Flagler [1830-1913], Stephen V. Harkness [1818-88],
Oliver Burr Jennings [1825-93], John D. Rockefeller, his brother William Rockefeller [1841-1922], and Henry H. Rogers [1840-1909].

History of the Standard Oil Company book by Ida Tarbell  "The History of The Standard Oil Company" [1904]
by Ida Tarbell, Introduction by Danny Schechter

Originally serialized in 19 parts in McClure's Magazine
Volume 1: Cosimo Classics 9x6 hardcover [8/2009] for $34.99
Forgotten Books 9x6 pb [6/2012] for $11.41
Volume 2: Cosimo Classics 9x6 hardcover [8/2009] for $37.99
Cosimo Classics 9x6 pb [8/2009] for $16.99
both volumes: Cosimo Classics 9x6 hardcover [10/2010] for $59.99
Cosimo Classics 9x6 pb [10/2010] for $29.99
both volumes: Kindle Edition from Joe Barta [1/2012] for $5.99
free online text at Page Tutor
Standard Oil First 125 Years book by Wayne Henderson & Scott Benjamin  
"Standard Oil: The First 125 Years" [1996]
by Wayne Henderson & Scott Benjamin

Motorbooks Intl. 11¼x10½ pb [6/96] out of print/used
History of Standard Oil Company Briefer Version book edited by David M. Chalmers  "The History of The Standard Oil Company: Briefer Version" [2003]
Edited by David M. Chalmers

Dover Publns 7¾x5½ pb [2/2003] for $10.35
Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell & John D. Rockefeller book by Steve Weinberg  "Taking On The Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D.
Rockefeller - How An Investigative Journalist Brought Down Standard
Oil" [2008] by Steve Weinberg

W.W. Norton 8¼x5½ pb [8/2009] for $12.92
W.W. Norton 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2008] for $17.13


fast food tycoon 'Colonel' Harland David Sanders [1890-1980] of Kentucky Fried Chicken

Martha Stewart in yellow sweater & white apron    home & fashion tycoon Martha Stewart
browse booksbrowse DVDsIMDb credits [since 1989]Wikipedia
official websiteofficial weblog

listed #31 on The Atlantic Monthly's Top 30+ Most Influential Living Americans [Dec 2006]
P.B.S. 'Makers Profiles' short videos of Martha Stewart

husband Andrew Stewart [div 1987]; daughter Alexis, grandkids Jude & Truman

"Martha Stewart Living" Magazine [est. 1990]
auto-renewal subscription via Amazon - 12 issues/year for $28.00

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia [went public 1999]

first book "Entertaining" [1982]

"Martha Stewart: It's A Good Thing" [biography 2001]

"Martha, Inc." TV biopic [NBC-TV May 2003] /tt0352565/
Directed by Jason Ensler; starring Cybill Shepherd & Tim Matheson

"Martha Behind Bars" TV movie [2005] /tt0455975/

new book "Living the Good Life" [2013]

pants maker Levi Strauss [1829-1902]

The Studebaker Brothers

Studebaker Corp. [1852-1966] logo   Studebaker entry at Wikipedia
Studebaker Clubs
Studebaker History
Studebaker National Museum
Studebaker pictures gallery

Frederick Winslow Taylor [1856-1915]
"The Principles of Scientific Management" [1911]

Spirit of America Bookstore's
visionary automaker Preston Tucker [1903-56] Page

cable pioneer & rancher R.E. 'Ted' Turner
new Ted Turner memoir 2008

Turner Enterprises, Inc.
founder of CNN
former Vice Chairman of Time Warner Inc.

The United Nations Foundation [est. 1998] "an investment in the future of humanity"
Ted Turner is founder and chairman

Ted's Montana Grill chain features bison meat: first Jan 2002 in Columbus Ohio, up to 57 in 2009
purchased by rancher Ted Turner in April 2013  Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa [built 1929 & 1937] in Truth or Consequences, NM

590,823 acre Vermejo Park Ranch near Raton, New Mexico (in No NM & So CO)
362,885 acre Armendaris Ranch in south central New Mexico
156,439 acre Ladder Ranch near Hillsboro, New Mexico
141,357 acre Bad River Ranch in central South Dakota
113,613 acre Flying D Ranch in SW Montana [purch 1989]
42,479-acre Z Bar Ranch along the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River in south central Kansas
22,129 acre Bar None Ranch in SW Montana
13,343 acre Snowcrest Ranch in Madison County, Montana
4,878 acre Red Rock Ranch near Bozeman, Montana

tycoon 'Commodore' Cornelius Vanderbilt [1794-1877]

retail tycoon Sam Walton [1918-92]

Spirit of America Bookstore's
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Steve Wozniak of Apple, Inc. {on Page Two}

The Wright Brothers
Orville Wright [1871–1948]
Wilbur Wright [1867–1912]

chewing gum baron William Wrigley, Jr. [1861-1932]

showman Florenz Ziegfeld [1867-1932]

Time Magazine 'Man of The Year 2010' cover of Mark Zuckerberg          billionaire Mark Zuckerberg          official Facebook logo

Mark Zuckerberg Section on Spirit of America's Facebook, Inc. Page

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