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Author Stevens, Robert Croll, 1924-

Title Thunderbolt from a clear sky : the irrepressible life of Robert W.S. Stevens / Robert C. Stevens with John A. Schutz.

Imprint Rochester, N.Y. : WME Books, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Kansas Reference  KS REF B Stevens,R    ---  Available
Edition Hardcover [unabridged] ed.
Description xvii, 501 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Note "July 2006"--Pref.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 470-475) and index (p. 481-501).
Contents Stevens family, the early years -- Blue warehouse -- Situation in Kansas -- Robert's first years in Kansas -- Indian housing -- Kansas state bond scandal -- Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas -- Railroad years, the beginning -- "Katy" wins the race -- Through Indian territory -- "Katy" matures -- Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad -- Intermezzo -- Political years -- "Retirement" -- End of the Stevens Empire -- Afterward -- Chronology of events.
Summary "This fascinating biography tells the inspiring story of an American businessman, lawyer, legislator (Kansas state and U.S. Congressman from N.Y.), and farmer. Woven through the life of Robert W.S. Stevens you'll find the stories of the American west, the railroad industry, and a great (though previously unheralded) American family"--Publishers web site.
Subject Stevens family.
Stevens, Mr. (Robert Smith), 1824-1893.
Kansas. Legislature. Senate -- Biography.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad -- History -- 19th century.
Capitalists and financiers -- United States -- Biography.
Railroads -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Kansas -- Biography.
New York (State) -- Biography.
Added Author Schutz, John A., 1919-2005.
Spine Title Thunderbolt from a clear sky, unabridged
ISBN 0977729745 (unabridged)

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