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"There's a Sucker Born Every Minute," thought to be contributed by P. T. Barnum was actually uttered by a competitor of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. While he was referring to the customers of that famous circus, the saying could certainly be attributed equally to that period of time when mining and oil stocks were exploding on the exchanges early in the first and second dec ...more
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Published July 1st 2013 by Rose Point Publishing
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Ian Hunter
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
You might think autobiographies make for rather dull reading, but in the case of this author, at least, you would be wrong.

As a young kid, he sails the world on a boat that ultimately sinks and claims all the lives of everyone on board except for him, including the lives of his parents. That alone would destroy most people. But he returns to the sea, where he will be shipwrecked again and again. After many years of a rollicking life on the high-seas, he ventures into mining, joining the gold r
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Tammy Downing
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the true story of a man and his mining partner who gets sucked into the world of worthless stocks. They keep getting suckered into buying BS stocks on non-existent mines and lose money hand over fist. They remain honest and true friends. I am so glad I won this book through Goodreads First Reads context.
Alice
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Thank you GoodReads :) Also, Thank you Stanley McShane for sharing your Dad's story. It was a well written and very entertaining book. I would read it again and will reccommend it to my friends:) ...more
Stanley McShane
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
My grandfather wrote this book back in the 1930's when he tapped his manuscript out with his two index fingers on an ancient Underwood. Earlier in his youth, Rose (McShane) had caught the gold bug and traveled north to Alaska after he stepped foot off the last ship he sailed. From there, he looked for gold in California, Nevada, and Arizona. Failing the discovery of a life-changing gold mine, he traveled back to San Francisco and began the long risky road of mining stock investments back in earl ...more
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I am Virginia Williams, the granddaughter and editor/publisher of historical author, Patrick John “Stanley McShane” Rose. I have published six of his manuscripts. In an effort to market and promote his books, I began a blog called Rosepoint Publishing. I currently review 2-3 books per week and welcome review submissions using the Submission Guide on my website. I submit reviews for the books I rea ...more

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