Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Performer name: Richard Feingold
Phone: 201-697-9152
Mailing address: 39 S. Dorchester Rd
Emerson, NJ 07630
E-mail address: rickfeingold@att.net
Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/RickFeingoldEvents/
Previous appearances at: Tappan Public Library, Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Goshen Library, Cornwall Library, Finkelstein (Spring Valley)Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 01/28/2019

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hollywood and the Air Force in World War II History,
History,
Media- Film
Academy award winning actor Jimmy Stewart is known as a leading man in films such as It’s a Wonderful Life and the Glenn Miller Story. He was also nominated for an Oscar in the Army Air Force recruiting film Winning Your Wings. Stewart served as Commander of the 445th Bomb Group completing 20 bombing missions and retiring as a Brigadier General. Join us as we explore the military careers of Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable and view Gregory Peck lead the 918th Bomb Group deep into Germany in the Oscar-winning film 12 o’clock High. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Air Force in World War II” at Bergen Community College.
$201- $350
John Jacob Astor – From Furs to Real Estate History,
Life Skills- Finance,
Other
Born into poverty in Germany, John Jacob Astor came to the United States and built the American Fur Company by trading manufactured goods from Asia and Europe with Native Americans. Once fur hats went out of style he invested in Manhattan real estate and earned a fortune as European immigrants came to New York City seeking a better life. Join us as we discuss the North American fur trade and the growth of New York real estate in the early 1800s. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
The Miracle Mets of 1969 – 50th Anniversary Health & Fitness- Sports,
History,
Other
An Amazin’ year it was! Join us as we share memories of the 1960s Mets from their 1962 humble beginnings as the worst team in baseball to their triumphant 1969 season as World Champions. Featured are Managers Casey Stengel and Gil Hodges, Hall of Famer Tom (Terrific) Seaver, World Series MVP Donn Clendonon, and fan favorite Tug McGraw. Includes Mets highlight video. Presenter: Rick Feingold is a life-long Mets fan and teaches American History at Bergen Community College.
$201- $350
2008 Financial Crisis – The Real Estate Bubble History
Economists tell us the economy moves in boom and bust cycles. Predatory lending, sub-prime mortgages, credit default obligations, and toxic assets all led to the bust of the real estate bubble in 2008. We will examine the actions of a group of JP Morgan bankers who were the originators of the credit default swap which would bring the world financial system to the brink of an economic meltdown. The program features the critically acclaimed PBS Frontline documentary Money, Power and Wall Street.
$201- $350
The Industrial Revolution History,
Other
The industrial revolution began in Great Britain in the 1700s with the transformation of energy from water and animal power to steam power. Textiles became the first industry to be mechanized. Quickly young Brit Samuel Slater, in one of the first accounts of industrial espionage brought the technology to Pawtucket, Rhode Island just after the end of the Revolutionary War. Join us as we learn about the Luddites who rejected the regimentation of the factory system, Eli Whitney and the cotton gin and James Watt and the steam engine. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
The Famine Irish, Horatio Alger & Ragged Dick-19th Century New York History,
Literature- Authors,
Literature- Other
New York of the 1850s was a time when the Irish fleeing the famine in their home country arrived in great numbers only to settle in ethnic ghettos. With no skills or education, little English, and of Catholic faith in a Protestant culture they faced discrimination for the available factory jobs. Many children became homeless and worked as shoeshine boys. Horatio Alger wrote novels about these boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of comfort through hard work, determination, and honesty. We will read excerpts from Alger’s most famous novel “Ragged Dick” and learn about the “Gilded Age,” the Newsboys Lodging House, Barnum’s Museum and New York City during this period. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
Escape from Behind Enemy Lines….Operation Bonaparte History,
History,
Other
The Shelburne Line was a World War II escape network operating in occupied France which returned 136 allied servicemen to England. The French Resistance located downed airmen and hid them from the Germans utilizing a series of safe-houses. Once a month—during dark of the moon—the men were transported to the Brittany coast to meet a British Motor Gun Boat which would return them to England. Join Rick Feingold, as he recounts the story of how his father Lt. Louis Feingold, a B-17 U.S. Army Air Force navigator, escaped Nazi capture. Lt. Louis Feingold flew 21 bombing missions with the United States Air Force during World War II. After his B-17 was attacked by 7 German fighters he was shot down over enemy-occupied France. Feingold’s escape story is told using letters, maps, photos, and the original fake identity cards. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Air Force in World War II” at Bergen Community College.
$201- $350
John D. Rockefeller – The Richest American Who Ever Lived History,
Life Skills- Finance,
Other
Asked how he became so rich, Rockefeller replied, “God gave me my money.” Rockefeller was in the oil refining business early after the Pennsylvania oil rush began in 1859. He built state-of-the-art refineries and bought out his rivals. Rockefeller negotiated secret rebates with the railroads and formed what would become the Standard Oil Trust. Eventually the Supreme Court declared Standard Oil a monopoly and ordered it be broken up. But the individual oil companies were worth more separately and Rockefeller would go on to enter a second life of philanthropy which lives on to today. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
Andrew Carnegie – From Steel to the Building of Libraries History,
History,
Life Skills- Finance
Andrew Carnegie amassed an enormous fortune in the steel industry and then became a major philanthropist. During the late 19th century, when steel would be used first as railroad track, Carnegie perfected low-cost steel production. The Carnegie Steelworks, in Homestead, PA, employed men producing steel under primitive industrial working conditions. This program will feature the 1892 strike at Homestead which pitted the Pinkerton Detective Agency against the steelworkers ending with 10 deaths. After Carnegie sold his steel company to J.P. Morgan he gave all his money away by building over 2,500 libraries. Many still exist today. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “American Business History” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
The Schuyler Sisters and the Hamilton Musical History,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
Four daughters of wealthy General Philip Schuyler ran away to elope with rich men. But Elizabeth Schuyler married Alexander Hamilton, a penniless, orphan, immigrant for love. We will read the love letters Hamilton sent to Eliza during their courtship then meet two other women—Angelica Schuyler Church and Maria Reynolds—who were after Alexander. This program features music from the Hamilton Broadway musical including The Schuyler Sisters, Helpless, Satisfied, and It’s Quiet Uptown.
$201- $350
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