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Famous American fortunes and the men who have made them

Famous American fortunes and the men who have made them

a series of sketches of many of the notable merchants, manufacturers, capitalists, railroad presidents, bonanza and cattle kings of the country

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Published by Garretson in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wealth -- United States.,
  • Capitalists and financiers -- United States.,
  • United States -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources, 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 14686)

    Statementby Laura C. Holloway.
    GenreBiography.
    SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 14686.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination784 p.
    Number of Pages784
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17559786M

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