Tag Archives: Corporate & Business History

Return to Glory

by Matthew DeBord

Fifty years after Ford’s landmark victory at Le Mans, a veteran journalist chronicles the creation, racing, and triumph of a new Ford GT.

Neither Snow Nor Rain

by Devin Leonard

Few institutions are as loved, as loathed, and as historically important as the United States Post Office, the subject of this landmark century-spanning social, political, and economic history.

Eccentric Orbits

by John Bloom

How the largest man-made constellation in the heavens was built by dreamers in the Arizona desert, targeted for destruction by Motorola, and saved by a single Palm Beach retiree who battled the Pentagon, thirty banks, Congress, the White House, and a mysterious Arab prince to rescue the only phone that…


by Peter Chapman

“United Fruit essentially invented not only ‘the concept and reality of the banana republic,’ but also, as Chapman shows, the concept and reality of…