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Author Johnson, Kalen Vaughan, author.

Title Robbing the pillars / by Kalen Vaughan Johnson.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Large Print Materials  LP FIC JOHNSON, K    Check Shelf
Edition Large print edition.
Description 559 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Physical Medium large print.
Series The Empire barons ; #1
Wheeler Publishing large print western
Wheeler large print western series.
Summary "Gold Rush California's notorious "Legislature of a Thousand Drinks" launches a secret consortium of frontier barons, triggering the collapse of independent mines throughout Sierra Nevada. James MacLaren, a fugitive from Scotland, embarks on a new life in California, escaping his secrets but not his hatred for the upper class. He is a man always on his guard, leery of the entitled and wary of his own temper. While raising a beautiful, headstrong daughter, and denying his love for a woman he cannot have, he champions miners in their fight against the Coleridge Sierra speculators seeking to maneuver a mining industry monopoly. San Francisco's Judge Dandridge sees himself as a man of vision. But when retributions fail in his courtroom, reparations are administered in the back rooms of vigilante justice. His venal and mercenary machinations tie him to the powerful Sam Brannan, the Chinese Tong and a shadowy control of the governorship of California. Robbing the Pillars is a story of the working class fighting for legitimacy against a legacy of gold and all it seduces -- a tale of hidden pasts, love and betrayal, and the fulfillment of dreams against incredible odds. Robbing the Pillars is the first book in The Empire Barons series") -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Scots -- United States -- Fiction.
Gold mines and mining -- California -- Fiction.
Working class -- Fiction.
Capitalists and financiers -- Fiction.
Corruption -- Fiction.
Large type books.
FICTION -- Historical.
FICTION -- Westerns.
Capitalists and financiers. (OCoLC)fst00846463
Corruption. (OCoLC)fst01352550
Gold mines and mining. (OCoLC)fst00944469
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
Scots. (OCoLC)fst01109125
Working class. (OCoLC)fst01180418
California. (OCoLC)fst01204928
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Scots -- United States -- Fiction.
Gold mines and mining -- California -- Fiction.
Working class -- Fiction.
Western stories.
Large print books.
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
Western fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726776
Western stories.
Historical fiction.
Western stories.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781432847517 (softcover)
1432847511 (softcover)
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