James J. Hill and the Opening of the Northwest

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Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1976 - Biography & Autobiography - 676 pages
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James J. Hill (1838-1916), the Empire Builder, created a vast railroad network across the northwestern United States. In this splendid biography, Martin, the first researcher to have access to Hill's voluminous correspondence, richly portrays a man of many parts: an entrepreneur, a family man, a collector of notable French paintings, a promoter of scientific agriculture, and a booster for the Northwest.

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About the Author:
Albro Martin is Oglesby Professor of American Heritage, Emeritus, at Bradley University, and was previously Professor of Business History at Harvard University. He is also the author of Enterprise Denied: Origins of the Decline of American Railroads and James J. Hill and the Opening of the
Northwest.

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