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Jim Kaplan’s Tour of Hell’s Kitchen, March 12

Jim Kaplan writes: I am pleased to report that I will be continuing and accelerating my walking tour schedule and historical writing in 2011 with a number of new and exciting projects. 1. Hell’s Kitchen: This spring, I will be giving a new tour on Saturday, March 12, the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, entitled […]

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Martin Rubin on ‘Jet Age’ by Sam Howe Verhovek

The Washington Times Friday, October 8, 2010 Sam Howe Verhovek, Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World New York: Avery. 272pp. $27.00 Illustrated. Reviewed by Martin Rubin We’ve all become so used to the quick march of technological innovation that it is salutary for readers to be reminded by […]

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Rubin on ‘The American Department Store Transformed’

Richard Longstreth, The American Department Store Transformed: 1920-1960. Yale University Press. 352pp. $60. Illustrated. Reviewed by Martin Rubin, The Washington Times, August 12, 2010 This thoughtful, erudite, profoundly knowledgeable and insightful book by a professor of American Studies and director of the graduate program in historic preservation at George Washington University looks at the four […]

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Gary Reback Featured in NY Times Article

Gary Reback was featured in a May 21, 2010 New York Times article on Google and antitrust issues: “In the 1990s, Gary Reback, a Silicon Valley lawyer, almost single-handedly brought the antitrust weight of the federal government down on that era’s high-tech heavyweight, Microsoft. Now Mr. Reback contends there is a dangerous new monopolist in […]

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Jim Kaplan Tour Oct. 24 ‘The Great Crashes of Wall St.’

Jim Kaplan invites us to join him Oct. 24 at 1 pm for a Lower-Manhattan historical tour that traces Wall Street’s quests for riches and even goes back to that pre-Wall Street entrepreneur, Henry Hudson, who sailed into New York harbor 400 years ago this September: The Great Crashes of Wall Street October 24, 1 […]

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Preston Athey Profiled in Forbes

Catching up on a Forbes profile of Preston Athey: Mutual Funds A Different Tune Zack O’Malley Greenburg, 03.12.09 High price? No problem. Preston Athey’s value fund ignores the first tenet of value investing. Amid market chaos you might not expect a veteran portfolio manager to spend his free time blithely belting bass lines to a […]

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Martin Rubin review: Man who created L.A.’s economy

Man who created L.A.’s economy Washington Times, Sunday, March 1, 2009 Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California By Frances Dinkespiel St. Martin’s Press, $29.95, 376 pages, illus. Reviewed by Martin Rubin “By telling the now largely forgotten story of her great-grandfather, Isaias Hellman, California journalist Frances Dinkelspiel has managed […]

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Feb. 4 East Asia Event in NYC

Katherine Hyde writes (Feb. 1, 2009): Should be a good program at Japan Society in New York this coming Wed. evening Feb. 4. To log on for the live webcast at 6:30 pm Feb. 4, click here —or visit www.japansociety.org for tickets to the event in NYC, or to view the archived video after the […]

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Credit Crisis Panel in NYC Thurs. Oct. 2

Katherine Hyde writes (Sept. 29, 2008): On Thurs. Oct. 2 at noon there’ll be what should be an interesting program at Japan Society in NY titled “Outlook for the U.S. Economy: Distilling the Credit Crisis and Lessons from Japan.” One of the panelists is Ann Rutledge of R&R Consulting, a bond analyst and friend of […]

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Mitch Kapor on U.S. Tech Leadership

Andy Sherman writes (8/28/08): Saw an interview with Mitch Kapor entitled “Does the US need a CTO?” in the Sept./Oct. issue of Technology Review magazine. The link is below: http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/21247/?nlid=1304