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Author Shrager, Mark, 1948- author.

Title The Great Sweepstakes of 1877 : a true story of southern grit, gilded age tycoons, and a race that galvanized the nation / Mark Shrager.

Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : [Lyons Press], [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    798.4 SHR    Available
Description viii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-313) and index.
Summary "In 1877 the members of the US Senate postponed all business for the day so that they might attend a horse race. This iconic, polarizing post-Civil War event is at the center of this book."-- Publisher's description.
Subject Pimlico Race Course (Baltimore, Md.).
United States. Congress. Senate -- History -- 19th century.
Horse racing -- Maryland -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9781493018888 (hardcover)
1493018884 (hardcover)

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