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The associates : four capitalists who created California

Author: Richard Rayner
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2008.
Series: Enterprise (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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One hundred and forty years ago, four men rose from their position as middle-class merchants to become robber barons and, in the end, civilization-creating philanthropists. Their names were Collis Huntington, Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins, and they were known as "The Big Four," or "The Associates." Their moneymaker was the building of the transcontinental railroad, but what stands out in their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Collis Potter Huntington; Leland Stanford; Mark Hopkins; Charles Crocker; Charles Crocker; Mark Hopkins; Collis Potter Huntington; Leland Stanford
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rayner
ISBN: 9780393059137 0393059138
OCLC Number: 168718002
Description: 223 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Enterprise (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Richard Rayner.

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