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 lifestyles. He indicates 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 colossal landholdings. Even the eponymous college in Silicon Valley?created from the biggest 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 magnificence, Leland Stanford?s existence used to be certainly one of virtually unprecedented threat, failure, and gift. For his legacy in enterprise and schooling, he merits to be as remembered within the similar ranks as Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and Rockefeller. Richly unique and deeply researched, Stanford is helping fix his rightful position as an architect of recent America.
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