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George Wingfield: Owner And Operator Of Nevada
by C. Elizabeth Raymond
University of Nevada Press, 2013
eISBN: 978-0-87417-451-9 | Cloth: 978-0-87417-197-6 | Paper: 978-0-87417-929-3
Library of Congress Classification F841.W56R39 1992
Dewey Decimal Classification 979.3032092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Banker, hotel owner, and political powerhouse George Wingfield (1876-1959) was one of the most significant figures in Nevada’s history. He was the prime force behind the start-up of its tourism and gambling industries. Raymond’s biography details every step of his remarkable climb to power, his staggering fall into bankruptcy, and a phoenix-like rise with a second fortune in gold mining. 
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