The Rivals: William Gwin, David Broderick, and the Birth of California

By: Quinn, Arthur

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"This is the story of two men--of how they achieved great power and how through their implacable rivalry they destroyed each other," writes Arthur Quinn. Anticipating California's admission to the union, both came to the state in 1849 seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate. William McKendree Gwin, an aristocratic Southerner, and David Broderick, a veteran of the bare-knuckle politics of New York, struggled for control of California's Democratic Party during the 1850s. Their feud, personal as well as political, ended in violent death for one and disgrace for the other.

Title: The Rivals: William Gwin, David Broderick, and the Birth of California

Author Name: Quinn, Arthur

Categories: General,

Publisher: Bison Books:

ISBN Number: 0803288514

ISBN Number 13: 9780803288515

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803288514Z2

Description: 0803288514 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!