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The infamous king of the Comstock : William Sharon and the Gilded Age in the West

Author: Michael J Makley
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2006.
Series: Wilbur S. Shepperson series in Nevada history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Sharon was one of the most colorful scoundrels in the nineteenth-century mining West. He epitomized the robber barons of the nation's Gilded Age and the political corruption and moral decay for which that period remains notorious, yet he was also a visionary capitalist who controlled more than a dozen of the greatest mines on Nevada's mighty Comstock Lode, built the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, manipulated
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Makley, Michael J.
Infamous king of the Comstock.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)649864701
Named Person: William Sharon; William Sharon
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Makley
ISBN: 0874176301 9780874176308
OCLC Number: 61204290
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Biography) 2006
Description: xii, 291 pages, [22] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Wilbur S. Shepperson series in Nevada history.
Responsibility: Michael J. Makley.
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Examines William Sharon's complex nature and the turbulent times in which he flourished. This biography also explores the broader historical context of his career - the complex business relationships  Read more...

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