The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield: A Tragedy of the Gilded Age (American Portraits (Anchor Books))

The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield: A Tragedy of the Gilded Age (American Portraits (Anchor Books))

H.W. Brands


Even sooner than he used to be shot useless at the stairway of the tony Grand crucial inn in 1872, financier James “Jubilee Jim” Fisk, Jr., was once a infamous big apple urban determine. From his audacious try to nook the gold marketplace in 1869 to his conflict for keep watch over of the geographically an important Erie Railroad, Fisk was once a flamboyant exemplar of a brand new monetary period marked by way of unstable fortunes and unparalleled greed and corruption. however it used to be his scandalously open affair with a showgirl named Josie Mansfield that finally resulted in his demise.
 
In this riveting brief history—the first in his American graphics series—H. W. manufacturers strains Fisk’s striking downfall, bringing to existence New York’s Gilded Age and a few of its mythical gamers, together with Boss William Tweed, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the railroad wealthy person Jay Gould.

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