A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
Guest Host: Susan Page
The eminent British historian presents his new biography illuminating the life of Andrew W. Mellon, the early-20th century business titan and philanthropist who also served as Secretary of the Treasury and was the driving force behind the creation of the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
- David Cannadine professor of British History at the University of London and Chairman of the Trustees of Britain's National Portrait Gallery.
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