War of the Copper Kings
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War of the Copper Kings

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This is the jaw-dropping "real" story of the legendary corruption and bribery in the years of the copper mines in Butte, Montana, the richest hill on earth.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Western History Publications
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Mary Chambers
I read The War of the Copper Kings while visiting my oldest grandson in Butte, Montana. We toured all the historic spots and did plenty of shopping too. This book was an excellent read. It was not only very interesting, but gave me a good grasp on the local history. I'll keep it as a souvenir.
Tim
Nice story on Montana history, the riches found in Butte, the competition for the placement of the capitol of the state (Helena won out over Anaconda), why unions were especially needed in the early days of capitalism, and how Wall Street plays (certainly then, and hopefully ... not so much now) a totally different game than the average person is aware of.

What else? Learn about veins of ore, mining claims, geology, how copper surpassed silver in the real value of Montana mines; smelters - what a...more
CJ
True to life 'Game of Thrones' in Montana: Daly, Clark, Heinze, and Standard Oil fight for control of "the Richest Hill on Earth" in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Mohamed
An interesting time period covered but the writing is dry and repetitive. This seems like a poorly written masters thesis fleshed out to a full book.
Sherri
I wish all history books could be as interesting as this one.
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