Frederick Billings was the first lawyer to hang his shingle in San Francisco, the man who named the city of Berkeley, and an instrumental figure in founding the University of California. An early conservationist and advocate of national parks, Billings was also president of the Northern Pacific railroad. This riveting biography captures not only Billings's dynamic life, but also the spirit and excitement of California during the gold rush era.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Robin W. Winks is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Yale University. Among his many books are The Blacks in Canada and Cloak and Gown: Scholars in the Secret War, both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.