Collecting the American West - The Rise and Fall of William Blackmore

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ADVENTURE BIOGRAPHICAL DRAMA MEMOIR POLITICAL MELODRAMA

19th Century

Anthony Hamber

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A saga of 19th century adventurism spanning the Atlantic and offering a fascinating insight into American history. William Blackmore, an English lawyer and financier who led an extraordinary life, full of theatrical incidents, financial skulduggery and an illicit affaire.

Genre

Adventure,Biographical,Drama,Memoir,Political,Melodrama

Short Summary

Blackmore was a lawyer in Liverpool (UK) and became the middle man selling vast tracts of the American West to Europeans. Facinated by American Natives, with his great wealth buys important archaeological collections and uses photography to document them.

Setting

Liverpool, London, New York, Washington, California, New Mexico and the American West including Montana.

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Other

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: William Blackmore

Age: 57 at the time of death

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Desperate,Greedy,Educated,Skillful,Visionary,Romantic

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About The Author

An independent historian who has published extensively on the history of photography in the 19th century. An expert on the BBC "Fake or Fortune" series.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Americans living in the Mid and South west

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Hobnob Press

Year Published: 2010

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

978-1906978-10-5