James J. Hill: A Great Life in Brief

James J. Hill: A Great Life in Brief

by Stewart Holbrook

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Overview

James J. Hill, the "Empire Builder," (1838-1916) was a Canadian-American railroad executive with the Great Northern Railway, responsible for building railways across the northern US. Part visionary, part robber baron, part buccaneer, Stewart Holbrook brings his story to life, in brief, as well as the lives of the other movers and shakers in the railway scene of the times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935347828
Publisher: Epicenter Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Pages: 158
Sales rank: 1,096,621
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Stewart Hall Holbrook (1893 - 1964) was an American lumberjack, writer, and popular historian. His writings focused on what he called the "Far Corner"--Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. A self-proclaimed "low-brow" historian, his topics included Ethan Allen, the railroads, the timber industry, the Wobblies, and eccentrics of the Pacific Northwest.

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