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Frederick Billings : a life

Author: Robin W Winks
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The nineteenth century was the golden age of enterprise in the United States. A small group of rich and powerful men changed the way we do business, and forever altered the American landscape by criss-crossing the country with railway lines. Although less well known than the great "robber barons", Frederick Billings was one of the extraordinary men of his era, combining a shrewd business sense with a love of nature.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Winks, Robin W.
Frederick Billings.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)610184674
Named Person: Frederick Billings; Frederick Billings; Frederick Billings; Frederick Billings
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin W Winks
ISBN: 0195068149 9780195068146
OCLC Number: 22735066
Description: x, 398 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Woodstock is where the sheriff lives --
The University makes all the difference --
First steps into the world --
Laura --
No small affair --
Founding a law firm: HPB --
A man of property --
The Montgomery Block --
Justice in the instant city --
The University of California is born --
The land problem --
The best chance --
"Saving California for the Union" --
Arms purchaser --
Julia --
At a crisis --
"Home again and home again" --
Buying into railroads --
"A splendid adventure": the Northern Pacific --
"A great triumph": reorganization --
"My life work was done": president --
Villard and the blind pool --
The last spike --
Reform republican --
Commerce and conservation --
Man and nature --
The best season to journey.
Responsibility: Robin W. Winks.
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Depicts important events in American history during the lifetime of Frederick Billings, the President of the Northern Pacific Railroad. This biography covers the Californian Gold Rush, the completion  Read more...

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