Book Talk: The Merchant of Power: Sam Insull, Thomas Edison, and the Creation of the Modern Metropolis.
John Wasik pieces together the rags-to-riches tale of the extraordinary inventor Sam Insull, who quickly rose to wealth and stardom, only to be challenged by the excesses of corporate power. Free ($5 suggested donation). Melville Gallery (213 Water Street between Fulton & Beekman). For more information call 212.748.8568.
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