The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853

by Edward Dolnick

Hardcover, 2014

Status

Available

Publication

Little, Brown and Company, (2014)

Description

Describes the adventurous prospectors who traversed the United States in 1848 in response to rumors of gold in the Sacramento Valley, detailing the rough and rowdy cities that popped up, seemingly out of thin air, to accommodate the treasure-seekers.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Whiskey3pa
Entertaining look at the 1849 gold rush. Centers around the specific journeys of a few individuals from beginning to end. The tales are pretty varied and are meshed together well. The writing is quite good and knits it all together in a satisfactory manner.

Language

Original language

English

Barcode

10559
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