Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Worked as an archivist at the University of Illinois. Biography:
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ISBN: 9780252075179 OCLC: 62679786 University of Illinois Press, Urbana : ©2006. Standing alongside J.P. Morgan, Carnegie, and John D. Rockefeller, Charles Tyson Yerkes (1837-1905) was one of the most colorful and controversial public figures in Gilded-Age America. Robber Baron is the first biography of the streetcar magnate who was the mastermind behind the Chicago's Loop Elevated and the London Underground, bankroller of the world's largest refracting telescope, and real-life inspiration for Frank Cowperwood, the ruthless protagonist of Theodore Dreiser's Trilogy of Desire.