I cannot recomment highly enough a recent read, Tuxedo Park, by Jennet Conant (2013 Simon and Schuster). It is the remarkable story of Alfred Lee Loomis and the scientific laboratory he established in his home in Tuxedo Park, New York. The lab was responsible for the development of the radar systems which changed the course of World War II. What is remarkable about Loomis is that he was not merely a scientist and a philanthropist, but before that he was a Wall Street lawyer and fabulously successful investment banker. On top of all that, he bought Hilton Head Island — lock, stock and barrel — for $120,000 cash in the early 1930s. What a guy!
The only negatve was his shabby treatment of his socialite wife. In his 50s, Loomis became enamored of a young Belgian girl, shunted his wife off to asylums and sanitariums, and eventually divorced her. Their son rescued his mother from this terrible fate, but it remains quite a smirch on Loomis’ character. Nonetheless, this is a beautifully written book about a truly Renaissance Man. They don’t make them like this anymore. Loomis and Anthony Weiner don’t belong in the same universe. Well worth the read. Enjoy.
SO SAYS THE SENTINEL.
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Deficit: $624.635 Billion
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Unfunded Entitlements: $128.737 Trillion
THE UNITED STATES IS BANKRUPT AND INSOLVENT. GOD SAVE OUR PRINTING PRESSES.