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The Resource The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield

The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield

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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
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Even before he was shot dead on the stairway of the tony Grand Central Hotel in 1872, financier James "Jubilee Jim" Fisk, Jr., was a notorious New York City figure. From his audacious attempt to corner the gold market in 1869 to his battle for control of the geographically crucial Erie Railroad, Fisk was a flamboyant exemplar of a new financial era marked by volatile fortunes and unprecedented greed and corruption. But it was his scandalously open affair with a showgirl named Josie Mansfield that ultimately led to his demise. In this riveting short history, H. W. Brands traces Fisk's extraordinary downfall, bringing to life New York's Gilded Age and some of its legendary players, including Boss William Tweed, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the railroad tycoon Jay Gould
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dictionaries
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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
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OVERDRIVE:08c0deb2-ba10-4dd0-a25b-58f6af8a69e6
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9780307743275
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optical disk
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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:08c0deb2-ba10-4dd0-a25b-58f6af8a69e6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307743275
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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