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Jay Cooke's Gamble

The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic Of 1873

Jay Cooke's Gamble( )
Author: Lubetkin, M. John
ISBN:978-0-8061-3740-7
Publication Date:May 2006
Publisher:University of Oklahoma Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

In 1869, Jay Cooke, the brilliant but idiosyncratic American banker, decided to finance the Northern Pacific, a transcontinental railroad planned from Duluth, Minnesota, to Seattle. M. John Lubetkin tells how Cooke's gamble reignited war with the Sioux, rescued George Armstrong Custer from obscurity, created Yellowstone Park, pushed frontier settlement four hundred miles westward, and triggered the Panic of 1873. Staking his reputation and wealth on the Northern...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Business & Economics / Economic History
History / United States / 19Th Century
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 10 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:2.236 Pounds



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