Interviewed by Mike Slater for “Biographer’s Corner”

Mike Slater of San Diego radio station AM 760 interviewed me about THE BONANZA KING for his “Biographer’s Corner” segment.

Listen to the podcast of the interview here:

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“The Man Who Hit the Mother Lode”—the WSJ review of THE BONANZA KING

Here’s “The Man Who Hit the Mother Lode,” by Patrick Cooke for the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal, July 7 & 8, 2018.

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A monumentally researched biography of one of the 19th century’s wealthiest self-made Americans…Well-written and worthwhile…John Mackay spent a lifetime defying odds.”