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Author Smillie, Dirk, author.

Title The business of tomorrow : the visionary life of Harry Guggenheim-- from aviation and rocketry to the creation of an art dynasty / Dirk Smillie.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Guggenheim,H SMI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description xii, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Bandits and bullion -- The apprentice -- A proper education -- Ores of Chuqui -- Showdown -- Godfather of flight -- Lord of the wings -- Eyes in the sky -- Tropical Mussolini -- Muzzle velocity -- Rockets and rackets -- When Harry met Alicia -- Horsepower -- The house that Harry built -- Tabloid titan -- Destiny of the dynasty -- Epilogue.
Summary It took three generations of Guggenheims to build their wealth-- yet it was the singular force of Harry Guggenheim who would guide the family's next generation of businesses into modernity. He sponsored Robert H. Goddard's private research into liquid fuel rocketry and space flight; was the United States ambassador to Cuba from 1929 until 1933; a major thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder; and was one of the co-founders of the newspaper Newsday, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1954. This is only a partial list of his interests. Smillie reveals the fascinating life of this American icon. -- adapted from jacket and perusal of text
Subject Guggenheim, Harry Frank, 1890-1971.
Guggenheim family.
Businesspeople -- Biography.
United States -- History -- 20th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781643134208

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