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The railroad tycoon who built Chicago : a biography of William B. Ogden

Author: Jack Harpster
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Butler Ogden was a pioneer railroad magnate, one of the earliest founders and developers of the city of Chicago, and an important influence on U.S. westward expansion. His career as a businessman stretched from the streets of Chicago to the wilds of the Wisconsin lumber forests, from the iron mines of Pennsylvania to the financial capitals in New York and beyond. Jack Harpster's The Railroad Tycoon Who Built  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harpster, Jack, 1937-
Railroad tycoon who built Chicago.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008053404
(OCoLC)288932904
Named Person: William B Ogden; William B Ogden; William B Ogden
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Harpster
ISBN: 9781441645012 1441645012 9780809386802 0809386801
OCLC Number: 608691544
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 309 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Book Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures and Tables; Preface; 1. Prelude; 2. The Little Railroad That Could; 3. Stately Edifices and Lofty Spires; 4. Go West, Young Man; 5. The Benevolence of the Butcher; 6. Mister Mayor; 7. Harnessing the Iron Horse; 8. The First Businessman; 9. The Best of Everything; 10. Building an Empire; 11. An Overgrown Gawk of a Village; 12. The Minnow Swallows the Whale; 13. The Gates of Hell; 14. Out of the Ashes; 15. A Whole-Souled Man; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Author Bio; Back Cover.
Other Titles: Biography of William B. Ogden
Responsibility: Jack Harpster.

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William Butler Ogden was a pioneer railroad magnate, one of the earliest founders and developers of the city of Chicago, and an important influence on U.S. westward expansion. His career as a businessman stretched from the streets of Chicago to the wilds of the Wisconsin lumber forests, from the iron mines of Pennsylvania to the financial capitals in New York and beyond. Jack Harpster's The Railroad Tycoon Who Built Chicago: A Biography of William B. Ogden is the first biography of one of the most notable figures in nineteenth-century America. Harpster.

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