The life & legend of E.H. Harriman by Maury Klein

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill, N.C .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Harriman, Edward Henry, -- 1848-1909,
  • Capitalists and financiers -- United States -- Biography,
  • Railroads -- United States -- History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [449]-504) and index.

Book details

Other titlesLife and legend of E.H. Harriman.
Statementby Maury Klein.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHE2754.H2 K54 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 521 p. :
Number of Pages521
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17593706M
ISBN 100807825174
LC Control Number99028864
OCLC/WorldCa41224060

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