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An American in Orbit: The Story of John Glenn

Posted by: Angel Vu

This post was authored by Sean Bryant, Science Reference & Research Specialist in the Science, Technology, and Business Division of the Library of Congress. Fifty five years ago this week John Hershel Glenn Jr. rode an Atlas rocket into a cloudy February morning. In his Mercury space capsule Friendship 7, Glenn became the third person, …

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On Researching Capitalists, Financiers, and Builders of Empires

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

I have written several posts on industrialists and capitalists from America’s past – J.P. Morgan, Hetty Green, Andrew Carnegie, James Swan, and Jay Gould and James Fisk. But for those researching people who haven’t yet been featured, there are some great resources. One of the most accessible sources is the encyclopedias, available in most public, …