Norman 2006 Hard Cover New in New jacket 380 pages, frontis, illustrations, maps. "In 1869, Jay Cooke, the brilliant but idiosyncratic American banker, decided to finance the
Northern Pacific, a transcontinental railroad planned from Duluth, Minnesota, to Seattle. M. John Lubetkin tells how Cooke's gamble reignited war with the Sioux, rescued George Armstrong Custer from obscurity, created Yellowstone Park, pushed frontier settlement four hundred miles westward, and triggered the Panic of 1873. Describes events played out from Wall Street to the Yellowstone and vividly portrays the soldiers, engineers, businessmen, politicians, and Native Americans who tried to build or block the Northern Pacific." New un-read copy. Publisher's price is $29.95.
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