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Colonel Greene and the Copper Skyrocket: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of William Cornell Greene: Copper King, Cattle Baron, and Promoter Extraordinary in Mexico, the American Southwest, and the New York Financial District
by C. L. Sonnichsen
University of Arizona Press, 1974
Paper: 978-0-8165-3482-1 | Cloth: 978-0-8165-0429-9
Library of Congress Classification HD9539.C7U573
Dewey Decimal Classification 338.76223430924

Winner of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame's Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Biography

Winner of the Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Best Western Non-Fiction Book

"A solid account of a southwestern 'character' who has flitted in and out of frontier and economic history."—American Historical Review

"A creditable work on a fascinating individual. In delightful writing style [Sonnichsen] has reconstructed Greene's life, explaining the ambitions as well as the frailties of this extraordinary entrepreneur."—History

"A rewarding study of the later days of mining."—Arizona and the West
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