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
Unbroken – A WW II Story of Survival and Forgiveness History,
History,
Media- Film
Louis Zamperini’s B-24 bomber crashed in the Pacific Ocean in 1943. He survived 47 days in a lifeboat before capture by the Japanese navy. Zamperini spent 2 years in a POW camp where he was severely beaten and mistreated. After the war Zamperini was tormented by nightmares which continued until he learned to forgive his captors. The program will include his career as a runner at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin where after finishing the 1500 meter race with a flourish he was recognized by Hitler. Video of the CBS documentary “The Great Zamperini” with Bob Simon will be featured.
$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 Great Escape of World War II History,
Other
There were actually two successful escapes. The first break-out, from inside a wooden horse, enabled three men to escape a WW II German POW camp and return to England. The second escape, immortalized in the film The Great Escape, featured the building of 100 meter tunnels which allowed 76 men to escape Stalag Luft III. Most of the POWs were captured. Only three made it to safety in Allied territory. Join us to hear about the mastermind behind the plot nicknamed “Big X”, tunnels Tom, Dick, and Harry, forged identity documents, the “penguins” who scattered tunnel sand, and the real-life story of the three who got away.
$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
The Glenn Miller Band – Music that Inspired the Troops History,
Media- Video,
Music
Glenn Miller was America’s best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Residing with his family at the Cotswold Mansion in Tenafly, NJ his band played many dates in New York. Once World War II began he gave up a lucrative stateside career and toured Europe with his band entertaining the troops. The program combines a lecture with movie clips of Jimmy Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Air Force in World War II” at Bergen Community College. His father, Lt. Louis Feingold was a US Army Air Force navigator on a B-17 who survived being shot down over enemy occupied territory and escaped to England in 1944.
$201- $350
2008 Financial Crisis – Too Big to Fail History,
Life Skills- Finance
Lehman Brothers, the 4th largest investment bank in the world was considered too big to fail. Wall Street expected the federal government to bail out Lehman like it did Bear Stearns a few months earlier. Then Lehman went bankrupt causing a ripple effect in the worldwide economy. Banks stopped lending. Mortgages went into default. People lost their homes. We will examine the “too big to fail” theory and the 700 billion federal bailout package. The program features the critically acclaimed PBS Frontline documentary Money, Power and Wall Street.
$201- $350
1959: The Year that Changed Jazz History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
1959 was the year jazz broke away from bebop music to new forms. Four major jazz albums continue to be felt today. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue; Dave Brubeck, Time Out; Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um; and Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come. Rarely seen performances help bring the era to life and explore what made these albums vital in 1959 and today. The program contains interviews with Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Joe Morello (Brubeck’s drummer) and Jimmy Cobb (the only surviving member of the Miles Davis band).
$201- $350
The Transportation Revolution of the 1800s History,
Other
The American transportation revolution made possible the expansion of trade and the way of life we know today. Join us as we learn about the Erie Canal and the great canal building era in the northeast, using the steam engine to power boats upstream and building of the early tolls roads in the new republic. We will discuss steam locomotives and the packet trade of regularly scheduled cargo and passenger ships sailing between Great Britain and the United States. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
Aaron Burr – The Villain in Your History History,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hamilton, An American Musical is the hottest ticket on Broadway and Aaron Burr is the villain. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Revolutionary War he begins an unlawful relationship with the wife of a British Officer. Elected Vice President in 1800 under Thomas Jefferson he kills Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel in Weehawken, NJ. Burr gets away with murder but is later tried for treason. This program covers the women in Burr’s life and features music from the Broadway production including The Election of 1800 and the Hamilton Burr duel. Note: this is part three to the program Alexander Hamilton – The Musical and the Duel. The program includes seven songs from Hamilton, An American Musical. (Music and video from public sources). A handout with detailed instructions titled How to Get Tickets to see Hamilton is included. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University. Equipment requirements: LCD projector. Presenter will provide laptop.
$201- $350
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