A Tragedy of the Gilded Age

Hour 2: Why was a notorious Gilded Age financier murdered in the lobby of the Grand Central Hotel in 1872? We’ll find out this hour with H.W. Brands, the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas in Austin and author of the new book “The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield: A Tragedy of the Gilded Age” (Anchor, 2011).