George Wingfield: Owner And Operator Of Nevada

George Wingfield: Owner And Operator Of Nevada

by C. Elizabeth Raymond
     
 

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Banker, hotel owner, and political powerhouse George Wingfield (1876-1959) was one of the most significant figures in Nevada’s history. He was the prime force behind the start-up of its tourism and gambling industries. Raymond’s biography details every step of his remarkable climb to power, his staggering fall into bankruptcy, and a phoenix-like rise

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Banker, hotel owner, and political powerhouse George Wingfield (1876-1959) was one of the most significant figures in Nevada’s history. He was the prime force behind the start-up of its tourism and gambling industries. Raymond’s biography details every step of his remarkable climb to power, his staggering fall into bankruptcy, and a phoenix-like rise with a second fortune in gold mining. 

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“An exemplary contribution to both business and Western American history.” — Choice  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874179293
Publisher:
University of Nevada Press
Publication date:
09/15/2013
Series:
Shepperson Series in History Humanities Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Raymond is professor of history at the University of Nevada, Reno, and co-editor of Comstock Women: The Making of a Mining Community

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