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The Nitrate King

A Biography of “Colonel” John Thomas North

The Nitrate King by W. Edmundson
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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.
Palgrave Macmillan US; April 2011
208 pages; ISBN 9780230118799
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Title: The Nitrate King
Author: W. Edmundson
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