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Jim Fisk

Business (1-Apr-1834 — 6-Jan-1872)


Kenneth D. Ackerman. The Gold Ring: Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday, 1869. New York: Dodd, Mead. 1988. 340pp.

H. W. Brands. The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield. New York: Anchor Book. 2011. 206pp.

Robert H. Fuller. Jubilee Jim: The Life of Colonel James Fisk, Jr.. New York: Macmillan. 1928. 566pp.

John Steele Gordon. The Scarlet Woman of Wall Street: Jay Gould, Jim Fisk, Cornelius Vanderbilt, the Erie Railway Wars and the Birth of Wall Street. New York, NY: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1988. 421pp.

W. A. Swanberg. Jim Fisk: The Career of an Improbable Rascal. New York: Scribner's. 1959. 310pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.370)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.346)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.238)

  9. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.295)

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