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The Forgotten Iron King of the Great Lakes

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Eber Brock Ward (1811–1875) began his career as a cabin boy on his uncle’s sailing vessels, but when he died in 1875, he was the wealthiest man in Michigan. His business activities were vast and innovative. Nagle makes extensive use of Ward’s correspondence, business records, contemporary newspaper accounts, and other archival material to craft a balanced profile of this fascinating figure whose actions influenced the history and culture of the Great Lakes and beyond.

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • 368 Pages
  • English
  • 6"x9"
  • 32 black-and-white images
  • Published: November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780814349939
  • Wayne State Press