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Higher and Lower at the Same Time

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes John's entry into the skyscraper business, particularly his decision to build the Empire State Building. The Empire State Building was announced to the world on August 29, ... More


Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

David Farber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Raskob is not a name that looms large but his greatest building casts a shadow on the people of New York every day. Financier of the Empire State Building, Raskob was a self-made businessman who ... More


Awe: Toward a Depression Sublime

John Marsh

in The Emotional Life of the Great Depression

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198847731
eISBN:
9780191882425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847731.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

By awe, philosophers and psychologists mean the sensation that overcomes someone in the presence of something simultaneously vast, powerful, and, when compared to humans, strangely humbling. The ... More


The Distant Shore

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes John Raskob's activities in his later years. He continued to manage calmly the economic travails that the Empire State Building put him through into the early 1940s, and ... More


Edifice Complex?: The Cause of the 1920s Building Boom

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The skyscraper boom of the Roaring Twenties has not been subjected to much rigorous study. What caused it? There are two conventional stories: The ego story and the financing story. The ego story ... More


Introduction

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides a biographical sketch of John Jakob Raskob, who embodied the American Dream of his day. Starting as a $5 a week stenographer at Holly Pump and Machine Shops, he ... More


Chapter 24

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In later years, Cary Grant would claim that he did retire in the early 1950s. In fact, he had only an 18 month hiatus between films, and during that time he knew that he would return to the screen in ... More


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