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Western Lit: A Review of ‘The Inventor and the Tycoon’

Leland Stanford appeared to have it all: As president of the Big Four (The Associates), who built the Western half of the transcontinental railroad, the tycoon became one of 19th century San Francisco’s most-influential entrepreneurs. He served as California’s eighth governor, and founded the university that bears his name. “Newspapers were soaked with ink about […]