Tuesday, February 26, 2013

PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Attention to Books of Interest

Rivers of Gold: L. J. Washburn, James Reasoner: Amazon.com: Kindle Store: In 1849, news of the California Gold Rush swept the nation like wildfire. Hundreds of thousands came west to a small spot in the Sierra Nevadas to dig for their fortunes in gold. For some, it was a dream with a price – all they found was relentless hardship. But for others, the mountain mining camps were the starting point of a new life – with the promise of a bright future and the hope of striking an overnight fortune. In a time of greed and lawlessness, it was the dream that fired the American spirit. And for the lucky, it was a dream that came true …

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