Gold: Firsthand Accounts From The Rush That Made The West, First Edition

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Description

The Gold Rush era was an amazing time in our country's history. California had just been occupied during the Mexican-American War and wasn't officially a U.S. territory yet when gold was discovered in 1848. Suddenly the whole world was electrified by the news and tales of men digging vast amounts of wealth out of the ground, even finding gold nuggets just lying around. Within five years, 250,000 miners dug up more than $200 million in gold-about $600 billion in today's dollars.Gold offers a feel for what it was like to live through the heady days of the discovery and exploitation of gold in California in the mid-1800s through firsthand accounts, short stories, and tall tales written by the people who were there. These eyewitness accounts offer an immediacy that brings the events to life.

Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
Two Dot Books
Publish Date
June 03, 2014
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.3 X 8.9 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
ISBN/EAN
9780762791507
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About the Author

John Richard Stephens began writing books in 1987. Prior to becoming an author, he held a wide variety of occupations ranging from work as a psychiatric counselor in two hospitals to being an intelligence officer and squadron commander in the U.S. Air Force. John has had nineteen books published so far, including Commanding the Storm (Lyons Press), Weird History 101, and Wyatt Earp Speaks.