By Laura S. Jeffrey
the 10 americans profiled during this booklet is probably not popular to a few humans, yet their innovations definitely are.
Today, we take with no consideration units resembling televisions, microchips, lasers, or even the tremendous Soaker water gun. in the final 100 years within the usa, artistic participants similar to these brought during this ebook have driven know-how past the goals of quite a few years ago.
Each of those inventors started with an concept for making improvements to a few point of existence. via ingenuity, exertions, and ability, they made their principles a reality.
Includes profiles of William Lear, Philo Farnsworth, Beatrice Kenner, Gertrude Belle Elion, Gordon Gould, Charles Ginsburg, Robert Shurney, Jack Kilby, Stephanie Kwolek and Lonnie Johnson.
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31 True to his word, he journeyed to Miami where he stayed for the winter at a rented bungalow. He liked Miami so much that he purchased a luxury home at 93 Palm Island built of white stucco, with fourteen rooms and a gatehouse, to which he added a swimming pool. Here Capone entertained guests, zipped over the water in a powerboat, went ﬁshing, and took seaplane rides. He went to sporting events at Hialeah racetrack and other venues, gambled, and hosted parties. All of this relaxation was possible because the Outﬁt in Chicago was able to run for long stretches without his being there, thanks to Frank Nitti, Jack Guzik, Al’s brother Ralph Capone, and other gang members.
46 chapter 2 $ Big Battles in the Big Apple New York City in the 1920s is an iconic place and time in American memory. With six million people, it was the largest city in the nation. Chorus girls danced at the Ziegfeld Follies, nightclub hostess Texas Guinan greeted tipsy partiers with a cheery “Hello, suckers,” Babe Ruth smacked out home runs at Yankee Stadium, Charles Lindbergh and Queen Marie of Romania got ticker tape parades down Wall Street, Langston Hughes wrote poetry in Harlem, barbers exchanged Wall Street tips with their customers, Duke Ellington and his band belted out jazz at the Cotton Club, ocean liners steamed into New York harbor with immigrants in steerage and the rich in ﬁrst class, and street corner newsboys in cloth caps shouted “Extra!
At the time Shapiro was involved in labor slugging, and Lepke joined him in that endeavor. Big Bat tles in the Big Apple 39 Labor violence was something that by the 1920s had a long and nightmarish history in New York. Starting in the late 1800s, gangs armed with lead pipes and other weapons were paid by factory and sweatshop owners to wade into crowds of striking workers and beat them savagely. Labor unions paid other gangs—sometimes the same gang used by the owners—to attack scab strikebreakers and threaten the bosses.
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