The Richest Hill on Earth

The Richest Hill on Earth

Large Print - 2012
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The city of Butte looks like a cancerous mélange of smoky mine boilers and rudely constructed sheds when newspaperman John Fellowes Hall arrives on a cold spring day in 1892. Butte may be ugly, but it?s the place to get rich. It?s also a city full of stories, perfect for a journalist looking to make a name for himself. As an employee of mining titan William Andrews Clark, Hall becomes a part of the best story of them all: the fight among the Copper Kings. Butte?s three founding fathers were remarkable men with little in common other than ambition. Marcus Daly, a humble Irish immigrant, led the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. His political rival, the formidable William Andrews Clark, a brilliant but vain businessman, bought himself a United States Senate seat. And Augustus Heinze tried to steal the mines, using lawyers and bribed judges, only to be crushed by the Rockefellers.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2012.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781611732719
Branch Call Number: LP WHEE
Characteristics: [457] p. (large print) ; 24 cm.


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