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Lewis Ginter:: Richmond's Gilded Age Icon

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As a war hero, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Lewis Ginter was many things to Richmond. Performing integral missions for Stonewall"? Jackson and Robert E. Lee, Ginter was commended for gallantry on the battlefield and became affectionately known as the "Fighting Commissary."? After the war, Ginter was the first major marketer of the hand-rolled cigarette in America. He ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 4th 2011 by History Press (SC)
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Lindsey
Jun 22, 2016 Lindsey rated it really liked it
As a native of Richmond, I enjoyed reading about Lewis Ginter and realizing how much of a role he had in developing the city. This biography was easy to read and I appreciated the inclusion of the historic photographs-especially of the construction of the Jefferson Hotel and the destruction of downtown Richmond after the Civil War. I did wonder though who really loved Thomas Jefferson more-Ginter or the author. The author depicted Ginter as someone who lived life according to Jefferson's ideals ...more
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If you live in Richmond you really need to read this book. Gives a great historical picture of our great city.
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Dec 28, 2013 Margaret Elder rated it liked it
The book is interesting from an historical perspective, especially for anyone with connections to Richmond, VA, but the writing needs improvement.
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Mar 14, 2012 Terry rated it liked it
The author really admires Lewis Ginter. Good illustrations and interesting history of Richmond. The book would have benefited from use of primary source material and a lot of editing.
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