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The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield - A Tragedy of the Gilded Age

H. W. Brands

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Even before he was shot dead on the stairway of the tony Grand Central Hotel in 1872, financier James "Jubilee Jim" Fisk, Jr., was a notorious New York City figure. From his audacious attempt to corner the gold market in 1869 to his battle for control of the geographically crucial Erie Railroad, Fisk was a flamboyant exemplar of a new financial era marked by volatile fortunes and unprecedented greed and corruption. But it was his scandalously open affair with a showgirl named Josie Mansfield that ultimately led to his demise. In this riveting short history, H. W. Brands traces Fisk's extraordinary downfall, bringing to life New York's Gilded Age and some of its legendary players, including Boss William Tweed, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the railroad tycoon Jay Gould.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard McGonagle

Length:

4h 57m


Chapters

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04:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:26


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

00:34