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Hardback:The rush : a new history of the gold rush - America's fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1855 / by Edward Dolnick.:2014 Hardback The rush : a new history of the gold rush - America's fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1855 / by Edward Dolnick.
The rush : a new history of the gold rush - America's fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1855 / by Edward Dolnick.
Author: Dolnick, Edward, 1952-
Publication year: 2014
Format: Hardback
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780316175685 (hbk.) :
Notes:
In the spring of 1848, rumours began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, newspaper headlines declared 'gold fever!' as hundreds of thousands of men and women borrowed money, quit their jobs, and allowed themselves - for the first time ever - to imagine a future of ease and splendor. Edward Dolnick brilliantly recounts their treacherous westward journeys by wagon and on foot, and takes us to the frenzied gold fields and the rowdy cities that sprang from nothing to jam-packed chaos.
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368 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm

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