Award-winning author Stephen Fried tells the story of British-born Fred Harvey, one of this country's first self-made millionaires, whose institutions were synonymous with the West for nearly a century. In Fried's book, Appetite For America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built A Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized The Wild West (2010), the whole story is told...with all its majesty, dirty laundry, triumph and failure. This book is a hefty slice of American history and Fried is a captivating, engaging speaker.

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