Author Stephen Birmingham wrote approximately 30 books, almost all of which were about the super-wealthy. And he had a good time doing so.
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In 1958, Robert Shushan was a Los Angeles high school teacher with hopes of joining the administrative ranks when his sister disrupted his plans.
Nov. 21—The local unemployment rate has remained virtually unchanged during the past 10 months, despite several new businesses opening and multiple hiring events.
Stephen Birmingham, an author whose frothy books of social history, such as “Our Crowd” and “The Rest of Us,” were best-selling sagas of American aristocracy, often viewed through the lens of ethnic minorities, died Nov. 15 at his home in New York City. He was 86.
Economist and security expert Henry “Harry” Rowen was president of the Rand think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, an incendiary study of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
Jonah Lomu, the New Zealand rugby player whose World Cup try-scoring feats helped promote the game to a global audience, has died at the age of 40.
Henry S. Rowen, a leading economist and public policy intellectual who headed the Rand Corp. when his close friend Daniel Ellsberg set off a national furor by leaking the research institute’s copy of the Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam War, died Nov. 12 in Menlo Park, California. He was 90.
When Gene Amdahl grew up on his family’s South Dakota farm, there was no electricity until he was in his teens. He attended a one-room school and did some of his boyhood chores behind a horse-driven plow.
He was fat. He was slow. He was often intoxicated, and/or appeared to have a speech impediment. If it was an act, it didn’t seem like it. And if he was in on the joke - which ended in 2007, when he was found guilty of molesting two teenage girls and legally barred from portraying his reality TV “character” - it didn’t seem like it.
Charles W. Allmon, a monetary adviser who published investment newsletters, managed more than $100 million in client portfolios, and preached a financial gospel of caution and patience, died Oct. 17 at his vacation home in Kihei on the Hawaiian island of Maui. He was 94.