Here's the story of the success of that bonanza king and his queen, the disastrous fall they took together, and her last years as a poverty-stricken, heartbroken widow.Here's the story of the success of that bonanza king and his queen, the disastrous fall they took together, and her last years as a poverty-stricken, heartbroken widow.Read Less
14 b/w Illustrations / Plates. Very Good in J Very Good- jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Small nicks and chips, slight scuffing, rubbing and browning to jacket (chiefly to head of jacket spine and lower right corner of upper jacket); previous owner's blindstamp on front free endpaper; slight internal browning to edges. 273 pages + plates. "This is the biography of an Irish girl from Wisconsin who came to the Colorado mining camps...and, after a scandalous divorce, married the greatest of the silver magnates" (jacket front flyleaf). Includes a selected bibliography and index. Signed and inscribed by Burke in blue ink on front free endpaper: "To Tom + Ruby + Tommy / with all the best from / John Burke / alias R. O'Connor". Signed: I Signed & Inscribed By Author.
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