Book Discussion on The Infamous King of the Comstock

Michael Makley talked about his book, The Infamous King of the Comstock: William Sharon and the Gilded Age in the West, in which he… read more

Michael Makley talked about his book, The Infamous King of the Comstock: William Sharon and the Gilded Age in the West, in which he profiles William Sharon, a former U.S. Senator and businessman, who profited from the silver mining boom at the Comstock Lode. Makley spoke about how Sharon made his fortune at the Comstock and his impact on Nevada history.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Carson City, Nevada, from July 8-12 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

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Book Discussion on The Infamous King of the Comstock

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Interview
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Carson City, Nevada, United States
First Aired:
Aug 3, 2013
Last Aired:
Aug 5, 2013

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  • Aug 03, 2013 | 12:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 04, 2013 | 4:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 04, 2013 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 05, 2013 | 6:41am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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