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- DescriptionIn this first-ever biography of one of Nevada's most reviled historical figures, author Michael Makley examines William Sharon's complex nature and the turbulent times in which he flourished. Makley's engaging and meticulously researched account lays bare the life of the torious but enigmatic Sharon. He also examines the broader historical context of Sharon's career - the complex business relationships between San Francisco and the booming gold and silver mining camps of the Far West; the machinations of rampant Gilded Age capitalism; and the sophisticated financial and techlogical infrastructure supporting Virginia City's boomtown ecomy.
- Author BiographyMichael J. Makley is the author of two previous books on Western history. He lives in Woodfords, California.
- PublisherUniversity of Nevada Press
- Date of Publication15/03/2009
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationReno
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nevada Press
- Content Note28 b/w photographs
- Weight445 g
- Width146 mm
- Height222 mm
- Spine20 mm
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