Minnesota Historical Society

James J. Hill and the Opening of the Northwest

$ 59.95


James J. Hill (1838-1916), the Empire Builder, created a vast railroad network across the northwestern United States. In this splendid biography, Martin, the first researcher to have access to Hill's voluminous correspondence, richly portrays a man of many parts: an entrepreneur, a family man, a collector of notable French paintings, a promoter of scientific agriculture, and a booster for the Northwest.

  • By: Albro Martin. New introduction by W. Thomas White.
  • Format: Paper, xxvi, 676 pp., 1991, 50 b&w photos, index
  • Publisher: MNHS Press
  • Product ##: 0873512618

    Praise for James J. Hill and the Opening of the Northwest:

    "Martin's book is exceptionally well written and . . . one of the best biographies of a nineteenth-century business leader ever written."--American Historical Review

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