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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

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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. In THE RUSH, 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. With an enthralling cast of characters and scenes of unimaginable wealth and desperate ruin, THE RUSH is a fascinating - and rollicking - account of the greatest treasure hunt the world has ever seen.

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The Rush A New History of the Gold Rush - America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1855 by Edward Dolnick

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. In THE RUSH, 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. With an enthralling cast of characters and scenes of unimaginable wealth and desperate ruin, THE RUSH is a fascinating - and rollicking - account of the greatest treasure hunt the world has ever seen.

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An engaging and highly amusing account of a clever craftsman. . . . On all those levels this is a delightful foray into art history and psychology

St. Louis Post-Dispatch


About the Author

Edward Dolnick is the author of The Forger's Spell, Down the Great Unknown and Edgar Award-winning The Rescue Artist. A former chief science writer at the Boston Globe, he has written for The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, and many other publications. There are over 130,000 copies of his books in print. He lives with his wife near Washington, D.C.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Edward Dolnick

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9780316175685

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