Pierpont Morgan, the legendary banker, makes an appearance in the 'Snow' chapter of New York, and is vividly described in the 'Ellis Island' chapter, as he single-handedly averts the great banking crisis of 1907.
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Did You Know?
In the United States, the current 50-star flag was designed by then 17 year old Robert G. Heft as part of a school project. For his effort, he received a grade of B-. When his design was chosen and adopted by presidential proclamation, his teacher changed his grade to an A!