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The Nitrate King

A Biography of “Colonel” John Thomas North

  • Authors
  • William Edmundson

Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. William Edmundson
    Pages 1-6
  3. William Edmundson
    Pages 7-14
  4. William Edmundson
    Pages 15-23
  5. William Edmundson
    Pages 25-36
  6. William Edmundson
    Pages 37-57
  7. William Edmundson
    Pages 59-74
  8. William Edmundson
    Pages 75-96
  9. William Edmundson
    Pages 97-105
  10. William Edmundson
    Pages 107-127
  11. William Edmundson
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  12. William Edmundson
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 143-186

About this book

Introduction

William Edmundson examines the spectacular life story of 'Colonel' John Thomas North, also known as 'The Nitrate King,' a mechanic in Leeds who became one of the best-known and richest men of his time. Forgotten in Britain and vilified in Chile and Peru, this is the first biography of a controversial but compelling figure.

Keywords

biography Britain Great Britain kingdom time

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