The Infamous King of the Comstock: William Sharon and the Gilded Age in the West - Makley, Michael J.
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The fascinating account of William Sharon, legendary scoundrel and visionary capitalist who controlled more than a dozen of the greatest mines on Nevada's mighty Comstock Lode, built the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, manipulated speculation and prices on the San Francisco Stock Exchange, and revive the collapsed Bank of California, and the Gilded Age of the American West…mehr

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The fascinating account of William Sharon, legendary scoundrel and visionary capitalist who controlled more than a dozen of the greatest mines on Nevada's mighty Comstock Lode, built the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, manipulated speculation and prices on the San Francisco Stock Exchange, and revived the collapsed Bank of California, and the Gilded Age of the American West.
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  • Verlag: UNIV OF NEVADA PR
  • Seitenzahl: 291
  • 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 224mm x 150mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 445g
  • ISBN-13: 9780874177794
  • ISBN-10: 0874177790
  • Best.Nr.: 25868546

Autorenporträt

Michael J. Makley is the author of two previous books on western history. He lives in the eastern Sierra Nevada.