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War of the Copper Kings Paperback – September 15, 2002
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The book never lets up on tales of conflict between the good guys, the bad guys and the filthy rich guys. The book is easy reading and very intersting. I decided to read the book after a couple of visits to Butte. I had no reference into why there would be so many head frames in one location until reading the book and realizing what a wild and whooly place Butte was in its hey day. The Butte of 2012 really is ghost of its former glory.
The book was originally written while many of the actual characters of the mining camp days were still living, albiet, as elderly gentlemen with vivid memories of wilder days. The author does an outstanding job of making the conflicts between the three wealthiest Butte developers, Daly, Clark and Heinze come alive.
If you are looking for an interesting history of making wealth in the gilded age, this is an excellent book on a small part of the wealth of America at the beginning of the 20th century. This book also ties into the greed and dark history of the Standard Oil Company. For more on the tycoons of this era, I would also reccommend "The Tycoons" by Charles Morris who briefly touches on some of the relationships of the tycoons and Butte's history.The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy
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This book may be more interesting to those of us from Montana than others, but thanks for carrying it.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book was eye opening to the corruption's of that time the begging of the great state of Montana great readPublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
The 1957 pilot episode of TV show Maverick was (loosely) based on this book. The copper kings were converted to "silver kings" in the show.Published 14 months ago by M. Mello
If you are planning a trip to Montana, read this book. They should make a movie about the beginnings of Montana and all the interesting characters that immigrated to this magic... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Frank P. Stolpman
I was raised in Butte, Montana, enjoyed this book. It was a shock to see all the money made there, and spent in courts. The miners had to fight for every penny they receivedPublished 23 months ago by Carol K