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Railroad hyperbole echoes all the way down to the dot-com frenzy

There are critics and readers who say American historian Richard White should not have made fun of rich people in his new book, Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America. \”I don\’t make fun of rich people,\” he told a standing-room-only crowd at Cubberley Auditorium on Wednesday. \”I just quote other people making […] … learn more→