Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1958.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a good dust jacket. x, 321 pp, with maps, index. Lightly bumped corners, bump to top edge on rear cover; binding tight, contents clean. Dust jacket shows shelf wear and some soiling. "This study of seven men provides insight into the intentions, accomplishments, and failures that were experienced by promoters who for different reasons invested their careers, fortunes, and many other people's funds in the exciting and challenging gamble that was Mexico in the late 1800s" (dust jacket). The men discussed are William S. Rosencrans, Edward Lee Plumb, Albert Kinsey Owen, Ulysses S. Grant, Alexander R. Shepherd, William C. Greene, and Arthur E. Stilwell.