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

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

A riveting portrait of the Gold Rush, by the award-winning author of Down the Great Unknown and The Forger's Spell.

In the spring of 1848, rumors 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,… (more)

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Dolnick has also succeeded admirably in putting a decidedly personal face on these general characteristics and in the process he has produced a highly readable and graphic account of an episode that changed America.

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (August 12, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9780316280556

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 7.8 MB

Language: English

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