By Roland De Wolk
In Stanford, Roland De Wolk balances the accomplishments of this essential self-made American guy with the darker facets of his existence. He exhibits how Stanford used excessive public place of work to empty taxpayers, farmers, and retailers of hundreds of thousands, which he, in flip, squandered on mansions, race horses, jewels and substantial landholdings. Even the eponymous collage in Silicon Valley?created from the most important inner most college 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 existence was once one among virtually extraordinary possibility, failure, and present. For his legacy in company and schooling, he merits to be as remembered within the similar ranks as Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and Rockefeller. Richly certain and deeply researched, Stanford is helping fix his rightful position as an architect of recent America.
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