The Resource Frederick Billings : a life, Robin W. Winks

Frederick Billings : a life, Robin W. Winks

Label
Frederick Billings : a life
Title
Frederick Billings
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Robin W. Winks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The nineteenth century was the golden age of enterprise in the United States. A small group of rich and powerful men changed the way we do business, and forever altered the American landscape by criss-crossing the country with railway lines. Although less well known than the great "robber barons", Frederick Billings was one of the extraordinary men of his era, combining a shrewd business sense with a love of nature. Born in Vermont in 1823, Billings was one of the early "forty-niners," making his fortune during the gold rush, becoming the first person to practice law in California, and the state's first Attorney General. He was also a leading conservationist- he helped establish Yosemite National Park, and initiated the reforestation of Vermont. As a wealthy railroad entrepreneur, he invested in the first northern transcontinental line, the Northern Pacific, of which he was later president. In this definitive biography of Frederick Billings, Robin Winks provides the first full-length study of this nineteenth-century giant. -- from Book Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winks, Robin W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HE2754.B5
LC item number
W56 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Northern Pacific Railway Company
  • Billings, Frederick
  • Billings, Frederick
  • Billings, Frederick
  • Billings, Frederick
  • Northern Pacific Railway
  • Northern Pacific Railway Company
  • Northern Pacific Railway Company
  • Businesspeople
  • Hommes d'affaires
  • Businesspeople
  • United States
Label
Frederick Billings : a life, Robin W. Winks
Link
https://archive.org/details/frederickbilling00wink
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Woodstock is where the sheriff lives -- The University makes all the difference -- First steps into the world -- Laura -- No small affair -- Founding a law firm: HPB -- A man of property -- The Montgomery Block -- Justice in the instant city -- The University of California is born -- The land problem -- The best chance -- "Saving California for the Union" -- Arms purchaser -- Julia -- At a crisis -- "Home again and home again" -- Buying into railroads -- "A splendid adventure": the Northern Pacific -- "A great triumph": reorganization -- "My life work was done": president -- Villard and the blind pool -- The last spike -- Reform republican -- Commerce and conservation -- Man and nature -- The best season to journey
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 398 pages
Isbn
9780195068146
Lccn
90022367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22735066
  • (OCoLC)ocm22735066
Label
Frederick Billings : a life, Robin W. Winks
Link
https://archive.org/details/frederickbilling00wink
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Woodstock is where the sheriff lives -- The University makes all the difference -- First steps into the world -- Laura -- No small affair -- Founding a law firm: HPB -- A man of property -- The Montgomery Block -- Justice in the instant city -- The University of California is born -- The land problem -- The best chance -- "Saving California for the Union" -- Arms purchaser -- Julia -- At a crisis -- "Home again and home again" -- Buying into railroads -- "A splendid adventure": the Northern Pacific -- "A great triumph": reorganization -- "My life work was done": president -- Villard and the blind pool -- The last spike -- Reform republican -- Commerce and conservation -- Man and nature -- The best season to journey
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 398 pages
Isbn
9780195068146
Lccn
90022367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22735066
  • (OCoLC)ocm22735066

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