American Mining Congress:Phila. , Oct. 20-25 1913 (Classic Reprint) American Mining Congress
American Mining Congress:Chicago, Oct. 24-28, 1911 (Classic Reprint) American Mining Congress
In the rip-roaring, true saga of the Comstock Lode, Dennis Drabelle skillfully brings to life silver-mining in the late-nineteenth-century American West. The immense wealth extracted from the Lode spurred the growth of San Francisco, and Virginia City, the hell-raising town that sprang up above the mines, was the inspiration for the TV series Bonanza. Innovations in Comstock mining - the use of underground ´´cubes” to avoid cave-ins and of elevators to bring ore to the surface - was adapted to make possible the modern skyscraper.The boom also accentuated less positive themes in American history. The growth of Virginia City brought ruthless treatment of Native Americans. The risks and expenses of deep mining lent themselves to stock-market manipulations and fraud on a grand scale. To opportunists such as William M. Stewart, a mining lawyer and future U.S. Senatorwith a tenuous grasp of ethics, the Comstock experience meant that the West belonged to the crafty and the strong. Perhaps the boom’s most lasting legacy, however, was the education it gave to a great American writer: Mark Twain. In Virginia City, the young journalist learned the value of plain but salty Western speech and saw how he might use the vivid reality of the frontier in the great books of his future. Full of colorful characters and get-rich-quick schemes, Mile-High Fever brings to light one of the least-known but most pivotal episodes in American history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C. James Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015123/bk_adbl_015123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grasshoppers in Summer examines the conflict between Native American plains tribes and the U.S. westward expansion from 1866 to 1876. It begins with the Fetterman massacre and negotiation of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. That treaty ended Red Cloud´s war for control of the Bozeman Trail. President Ulysses S. Grant came to office a year later on a reform platform that included Indian peace policy. Relentless cultural, economic, political and religious pressure frustrated Grant´s effort to reform Indian policy. Military, railroad and mining interests conspired to destroy the Fort Laramie Treaty. That broken promise led to the drum beat of war. The plain tribe´s last great victory at Greasy Grass would win the bitter spoils of total defeat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Engene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001210/bk_bimo_001210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Report of Proceedings of the American Mining Congress:Seventeenth Annual Session, Phoenix, Arizona, December 7-11, 1914 (Classic Reprint) American Mining Congress
Report of Proceedings of the American Mining Congress:Eleventh Annual Session Pittsburgh, Pean, December 2-5, 1908 (Classic Reprint) American Mining Congress
Report of Proceedings of the American Mining Congress:Fifteenth Annual Session Spokane, Washington, Nov, 25-29, 1912 (Classic Reprint) American Mining Congress Th
Report of Proceedings of the American Mining Congress:Tenth Annual Session, Joplin, Mo,, November 11-16, 1907 (Classic Reprint) American Mining Congress Th
Report of Proceedings of the American Mining Congress:Thirteenth Annual Session, Los Angeles, Cal,, Sept, 26 Oct, 1, 1910 (Classic Reprint) American Mining Congress
Bulletin of the American Institute Mining Engineers:July 1916 (Classic Reprint) American Institute Of Mining Engineers