The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield: A Tragedy of the Gilded Age A Tragedy of the Gilded Age, H. W. Brands
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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield: A Tragedy of the Gilded Age

Author: H. W. Brands

Narrator: Richard McGonagle

Unabridged: 4 hr 56 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 05/31/2011

Genre: History - United States - 19th Century

Synopsis

Even before he was shot dead on the stairway of the tony Grand Central Hotel in 1872, financier James “Jubilee Jim” Fisk, Jr., was a notorious New York City figure. From his audacious attempt to corner the gold market in 1869 to his battle for control of the geographically crucial Erie Railroad, Fisk was a flamboyant exemplar of a new financial era marked by volatile fortunes and unprecedented greed and corruption. But it was his scandalously open affair with a showgirl named Josie Mansfield that ultimately led to his demise.
 
In this riveting short history, H. W. Brands traces Fisk’s extraordinary downfall, bringing to life New York’s Gilded Age and some of its legendary players, including Boss William Tweed, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the railroad tycoon Jay Gould.

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