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Author Crouch, Gregory, 1966- author
Title The bonanza king : John Mackay and the battle over the greatest riches in the American West / Gregory Crouch
Published New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018
 Rodman Main Adult Biography  M153jc    AVAILABLE
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition
Descript ix, 466 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary Traces the rags-to-riches frontier story of Irish immigrant John Mackay, describing how in mid-nineteenth-century Nevada he outmaneuvered the pernicious "Bank Ring" monopoly and thousands of rivals to take control of the history-making Comstock Lode
Contents A rough Irish lad -- Gilded dreams--and the hard fist of California reality -- The lure of the Washoe diggings -- The rush to Washoe--and an Indian war -- Surrounded by riches--and unable to get them out -- Revving up the boom -- The first boom, frenzied and exuberant -- A tiny sliver of a mine -- The rise of the Bank Ring -- The Irish coup -- The Lode's worst day -- Jones's sick child -- The consolidated Virginia mine -- The strike -- The big bonanza -- The bonanza king -- The cable war -- Twilight
Subject Mackay, John William, 1831-1902
Capitalists and financiers -- Nevada -- Biography
Silver mines and mining -- Nevada -- History
Gold mines and mining -- Nevada -- History
Comstock Lode (Nev.) -- History -- 19th century
Virginia City (Nev.) -- History -- 19th century
ISBN 9781501108198

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